I did a quick search and found the following quote by Dan Rockwell: “It takes more courage to stop than to start. Anyone can start something new. It takes real leaders to stop something old.” As a struggling perfectionist, I can relate to this. I keep thinking that if I just work a little more on something, I can make it better. Often times, this is not the case. I know he was talking about things on a much higher level, like dumping bad habits to make room for new and better ones, but I think it might apply here as well.
I will sometimes spend significantly longer on my “bad” tiles than on my “good” ones. Sometimes I can turn them around, but sometimes not. So the question of the day is how long do you work on a tangle that is not turning out as you’d like? When do you quit and move on to the next?
By the way, here is the tile Birdie was talking about. I happen to disagree with her. I like it. I did my tangling with a sepia pen then shaded with a Prismacolor French Gray 90%. Then I added some Prismacolor gold.