I so NEEDED to see this!! There are so many times, that I, myself, compare my work to the work of my wildly talented friends and I feel a bit deflated... but when I go back and look at MY OWN work from 4 years ago, when I started, I feel like a rockstar!
I started in June 2010 with a few little bits here and there for my mother-in-law's Westivlle and then finally started on my own Coventry Cottage. I dove in, head first, without really reading any instructions and right out of the gate was ready to bash and smash.
Here is the first house:
And then I moved onto the NEXT house.... my Artply Highland that I found on Craigslist for a mere $20. And it was in sad, sad shape.
And now, 4 years later, I have loads more experience, have won awards and contests and have been published in a foreign magazine! Yay perseverance!!!
And this is for any new skill that you will try in this vast world of teeny tiny things. I need to remember that when I want to try to flock my own animals. So far, the early ones have been sccaaaaaaaaaarrryyyyyyyyyy. ;)