I am the wanna be tryer of all techniques. Show me some special way to stitch something together, a new way to alter a surface or create unique embellishments and my mind begins the race of trying to figure out how to do it, how to change it to make it say 'me' and not say 'you copied so and so'. I'm always searching for the next idea, next design that will cause me to say 'YES! This makes you an real live artist! You have arrived!
Are we ever sastisfied with our skills? our product? Is my dissatisfaction due to the fact that my work is only in its infancy when compared to some others? Or is it because part of our passion encourages us to strive for more, to try and push envelopes & bust down barriers?
Perhaps a carefully thought out acceptance and knowledge of our best skills and, then, honing in on those is the greatest gift we can give our artistic natures. Perhaps my eye for color and abstract design is where my efforts should be placed and explored. Perhaps the distraction of trying this and that is the noise that can keep us from artistic fulfillment.