It is always with mixed feelings I finish a project. It has been occupying my thoughts and a good portion of my days for a time, sometimes a long time. Inevitably I get lost in the process, almost obsessed with the endless details. Then I put the last of the paint strokes on the project and it is done. The process has been chronicled and documented all the way through without a doubt, but one last photo session is done after completion. I'm happy it is done, but a little sad to see it go. I'm most often happy with the result, but start to think of many ways I could have done better.
On most occasions the projects are completed a few days before the deadline to allow for things that may go wrong (as they often do). This also means I get to enjoy the piece a bit before it is shipped out or delivered. This is the case with this project too.
Then my attention is drawn towards the next project, most often already in process. I turn the page and begin to move on to the best, the most exciting piece I have done to date... the current project. It, like the last will stretch me to the maximum. I'll be forced to solve problems I have yet to encounter. It is an exciting process.
Life goes on...