This Japanese proverb sums up how I feel about my work. There are times when I think I am doing ok, I'm standing up, but many times I feel that I fall short of the picture I have in my head and what I have achieved on canvas. However I do think that I have come a long way and slowly, bit by bit I am nearer to my goal of becoming a professional artist.
Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb