Fortunately I came across the words of Audrey Walker, who is so wise and much better with words than I can ever hope to be:
"Craftsmanship is essential for eloquence in any medium and many tediously worn out arguments about 'fine art' or 'craft' might be set aside if it could be agreed that we are engaged in a common endeavour to make things with as much conviction -eloquence- as we can manage." Audrey Walker
For me getting the finishing quality of something right is so important, it completely transforms how that artwork or object is understood by people. I suppose it is about fulfilling the artistic vision; realising your goal.
Is it good or bad to be a perfectionist artist?
Do I set myself up for failure by having high expectations that can never be realised?
Is craftsmanship still relevant in the digital age?
It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on this; please leave a comment.