I come from a Graphic Design background. My education helped me understand the value of editing. Most of my fine art is made in an illustrative manner, rather than realistic or abstract. It can be tempting to rush ahead with the first idea I get and resist the urge to alter it in any way.
Have you ever thought about how you present yourself to the world, real or virtual? How the image you portray represents something that makes you fit into a certain group? Hipster, granola, minimalist, artist, musician, foodie, fashionista and on and on.