so i've been struggling lately with my newfound etching obsession. neat and clean vs. organic and erratic; between these two ideals, therein lies my confusion. i strive for perfection in many things, but perfection is different in the eye of each new beholder. my recent undertaking and love of working with metal and creating jewelry has me hanging between how i think others view my work, and how i view it in my own eyes.
i'll leave it up to you in this case. should i either work towards figuring out a method of etching without the end result of the messy organic lines, or learn to love the imperfection?
at least the freedom is mine ;o)