Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Can you see it? Can you??
I completely botched that one in the middle! Horrible. Unsellable. Trash.
We've always had this problem: perfectionism. Many people know its paralyzing effects. If it isn't perfect, why bother? IT MUST BE PERFECT. IT ISN'T PERFECT.
I mean, we definitely have a high level of excellence that we strive for in creating our products. We especially make sure that our products sold online are as close to the item pictured in our online shop as possible. At conventions, you see exactly what you're buying, and already know you love it. But when the tiny tiny flaw is really just a minute difference from the rest of the batch, and doesn't really detract from the product at all, it's time to take a breath and relax.
We've also learned that when we're super focused on the tiny details, a line or brushstroke will appear egregiously crooked; but once we've stepped away from it for a bit, we can no longer remember what was so wrong about it.
The picture above, for instance? Between taking the photo and composing this post, I have forgotten what the issue was and can no longer pick it out.