Good Enough?

That always seems to be the question, “Is my stuff good enough?”

Maybe that’s why I haven’t promoted my Etsy store very much (or at all) other than an earlier post. I’m not convinced my stuff is good enough.

We all seem to do this, questioning our own work, to some degree or another. For some it is merely a passing thought on their way to their next masterpiece. For others it can be debilitating. I’m somewhere in between those extremes.

I was given a nice reminder today that no one’s work is good enough… at first. But things improve with practice (which reminds of what I often told my children but which I seem to have forgotten: Practice, practice, practice.) Whether it is good enough in the marketplace doesn’t seem to matter as much as whether it is good enough for the creator. What I see in my mind’s eye doesn’t seem to come out of my hands – but I see improvement. My second boat is “better” than my first boat; today’s coasters are “better” than last year’s; and today’s napkin rings are “better” than the first ones I made three years ago.

So, I see improvement over time and that improvement keeps me going. One of these days, my stuff will be “good enough” for me! In the meantime, I will Practice Practice, Practice!

By the way, according to the calendar, Spring is only 20 days away…

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