The eternal question

...but does it feel like MY work?

This can be tricky. You want to build consistency, to have a solid body of cohesive work. But you get excited about new things, and you want to move into challenging territory. Balance is needed, but how?

I think the secret (or maybe it's just the answer) is to make lots of work. To make things every day, even if that just means a small sketch. If your brain and your hands are constantly forced into that territory of making, then your work will make consistent progress by default. And that's the key; those two words together: consistent progress.

As always, the disclaimer: your results may vary. But this is my truth.