I’m still doing a lot of things wrong.
Mostly it’s because I’m impatient which, of course, often times means that I end up needing to work on something for longer anyway because I didn’t pay enough attention in the first place.
So I’m going to step it up.
I know I stepped it up once before, and that was a good thing, but now I want to work on always being able to know, with confidence, that what I’m doing is definitely going to work the first time and that when it goes out the door I’m completely satisfied that it’s the best I can do.
I know it can be done.
I know there are people out there who are so bang on their game that they’re just brilliant at it.
Don’t get me wrong I’ve enjoyed my new pieces.
But I always get worried when one of them goes out the door.
No, not worried.
It’s worse when I see that I have a review on Etsy.
I can literally feel my heart stop a beat because I know they are just so disappointed with it and I have to cross my fingers to see if it’s going to be o.k.
Crossing my fingers, by the way, happens to be my go to safe place.
Nothing bad will happen if my fingers are crossed.
Well that’s what I tell myself anyway…
It’s amazing to look back at pieces I made when I first started out and didn’t know what I was doing.
The amount of solder I used for instance.
Way too much
But you don’t know these things unless you keep on doing them wrong until they whack you over the head.
And that’s o.k. as we all have to start somewhere.
But for a while now I just would really like to not do it wrong.
And for me that means slowing down, paying attention, and finally being able to let go of a piece knowing that it’s everything it should be.
Too much perfection I hear you say.
But if I don’t try I’ll be bored me thinks.