I know that for me and many of my artist-type friends, we work. We work on our craft and we put ourselves out there and we try and keep those little inner-editors at bay. Running one's business is a crazy balance of being true to oneself, and hoping that other people like what you do, too. I am in the incredibly lucky position in that I really do love working with people and my clients have great (and enthusiastic) taste. Collaborating with them creates a new energy that comes to life with each project. I never feel like either of us are compromising or frankly, doing weird work (this is all inner-editor speak, but I think you know what I mean).
So, it's with doubley-great pride that I see that people have enjoyed working with me, and they seem to enjoy my work and aesthetic. I am humbled.