Creating something new is quite a vulnerable process. Sometimes I think ... why reinvent the wheel? But most days, I want to do better. I want to offer you something that you feel is beautiful and complex. Something that makes you say wow, I need that in my life.
I've been wanting to design new stems for my pumpkins for the entire season and the muse did not whisper. She stayed quiet until now (or I was unable to hear her clearly). I have created a several prototypes and a few went directly to the trash and that's a little disheartening. When I spend days on ideas the don't work I don't feel like its a waist of time, it more like a learning process. Sometimes the lesson is to not take myself so seriously.... :)
When we each make it to the end of the process journey that we are on, we move the state of vulnerability to birth of a new idea.... it's only natural to want to protect your idea , watch it grow into fruition....
Nurture your idea
It's okay to protect your idea :)