a moment i felt most satisfied in my life...
i always feel really satisfied after completing a project that has taken me a long time or is really complicated. usually the more time or concentration i put into it the more satisfaction i get. unless of course it doesn't turn out the way i want, then it's just frustrating lol. for example, when i was taking art class in college, i'd spend hours on a single painting or sculpture trying to get every little detail right. and when i was done it felt really good to know that all my hard work had paid off and of course i enjoyed the challenge.
it's sort of a weird contrast to a lot of the projects that i have been doing recently; my sewing projects are usually completed in a matter of hours. unless i get really lazy and cut one day and sew the next. but they rarely require constant work over several days. and while i do enjoy the simple act of creating, i miss the challenge of these longer projects where i gained the most satisfaction. and the more detailed and complicated the better. which is probably why i like helping paint my boyfriends warhammer models... and the whole thing is somewhat weird because i'm usually a really impatient person...so for me to want to embark on these day or week long projects is really weird because i can't get the instant results i usually crave.
anyway, better go, i have to leave for the airport in less than 30 minutes!!
(find the original challenge here)
when do you feel most satisfied? do you enjoy long, complicated projects or do you prefer to keep things simple?