Perfection is really the road to imperfection. What has been your relationship to imperfection; to the acceptance of it in everyday life?
As an artist, striving for perfection is something you have to let go of. I design my jewelry through the act of accepting life's imperfections... and it's what I love most about the materials I work with. I love finding knots and bends and imperfect variations in the different variations of the woods I use, an imperfection that makes each piece more special than the last. No two will ever be exactly the same, nor will they be perfect.
There is no "right" way to be yourself; rarely, if ever is there permanence. But there is process. How have you come to know yourself differently in the past year?
This past year has been one of the most exciting times of my life, both personally and professionally. I'm about to get married and have really taken the time to enjoy this special window of time. I've tried to cherish the present, and it really does feel like I've changed emotionally. I've become more self-aware in my daily experiences, including my work. I've really chosen to spend more quality time on projects, plans, and opportunities that excite me rather than doing things for the sake of checking it off my list.