Definitions of progress from Merriam Webster include movement forward or toward a place and the process of improving or developing something over a period of time. To be exact, here is the copy from the link above.
- a (1) : a royal journey marked by pomp and pageant (2) : a state procession
- b : a tour or circuit made by an official (as a judge)
- c : an expedition, journey, or march through a region
- 2: a forward or onward movement (as to an objective or to a goal) : advance
- 3: gradual betterment; especially : the progressive development of humankind
It is interesting to think about this in terms of my own artistic growth and balancing it with growing a business. I think I can definitely rule out a-c even though I am on a journey and sometimes I actually go to another region. I do think I am advancing as I will show you in a collage of the development of my work. The definition of number 3 really hits home with the word GRADUAL. I feel as if I am gradually making progress when I really want to skip some of the drudgery of working at getting better and have some magic art fairy to grant me 3 wishes:
- drawing better faster immediately (laughing out loud at this)
- Time – time – time more time to create
- A tech genie to do my will online at command.
That being said, I do feel as if I am making artistic progress – slowly. I am painting nearly every day and I am drawing several times a week. My accomplishments include uploading some inventory to my Etsy Store
I hope you have made abundant progress yourself the last 30 days!