Honestly, this week I can't tell if I made my icon of John the Baptist better or worse. It's different, anyhow, with lots of things that need attention and correction. My instructor was economical with his comments, so I believe it is up to me to hunt down and exterminate the faults. That's always the difference between the amateur and the master, the ability to either recognize and avoid mistakes, or to hide them seamlessly. Either way, it's a lot of work, usually woefully underpaid.