I realize, that being the artist means that I'm bringing an idea to reality. While bringing that idea to fruition, I get to see all of it's mishaps along the way. Now I'm not sure if that is what makes 'handmade' so special or not. Just as humans are not perfect, our work isn't going to be entirely perfect.
Today I worked on these smoky quartz earrings for 2.5 hours. Seems silly, with them being so much smaller than my other pieces, but actually I'm finding the smaller, the more difficult. Earrings are especially more difficult because they are replicas of each other. Meaning you can look at one and compare it to the other. They couldn't possibly be exactly alike!
I'm not sure if I'm being my own worst critic or not, but these beautiful earrings will not being going on sale in the shop. I see way too many flaws. I guess that's what I'm wondering... is this criticism pride or justified? I wonder how other artists get over this hurdle. More practice, or less critical?