How do I make it better? This question is typical to us creatives in reference to a piece of work we created. We build off of our previous works, otherwise we are simply on a Mary-go-round going nowhere. Who doesn't want to create work that is engaging and has viewers in awe?! But here's the break. Are you making work solely for the enjoyment of others or are you creating work geared to challenge you? Part of that process is learning to let some ideas go. Some ideas build a passion in one's heart and hands to see if it really is possible. However, one should not be distraught if the sketch they once made remains a sketch for the next 5 plus years. Even when you make work that looks phenomenal, because the glaze combo fired just right, the pot didn't explode or misshapen, sometimes you have to just move on. Be grateful for the steps that have brought you were you are, acknowledge that. But, do not let the past control the work of the present. Grow. Add another layer. Throw another Yunomi. Stretch the canvas. Load the film. Weave a different row. Whatever it is you are doing always aim to be better than before and challenge yourself.