Progress is quiet & slow

Progress is quiet & slow - student project

Progress is quiet & slow - image 1 - student project

Progress is quiet and slow. 

Unfortunately, with the increase of social media, our society has been painting the picture of success and instant gratification as the norm. 
We often forget all the struggles, heartaches, sleepless nights and falls that brings success to the people we celebrate and often forget within weeks.

It takes time. It takes practice. It takes discipline. And sometimes it takes courage to say stop and leave things be.

It took me many years to shift my focus from success and status towards what self-fulfillment feels like to me. This is our definition only. Not everybody follows the same path, or has the same goals. Find what fits for you. And keep showing up. It will pay eventually. Probably in a different way than you originally envisioned. And most certainly it will bring you to a closer sense of contentment, or self knowledge.

I feel content if I get to practice art every day, and if I don't do it, I feel empty. That's why I start every single day by waking up at 6 am and spend 1h to hone my craft. Many people tell me they would not be able to do this. I can tell you it takes 2 weeks to set into a new habits. Some say 21 days, some say 30 days. Again, it depends. No universal truth here.

Art has brought me many positive things. It has brought me closer to a very open and benevolent community of friends, teachers and mentors. It has taught me patience. It has taught me to enjoy the process. I am grateful for this journey and am looking forward to the next steps. 
I believe I got this quote from @elizabeth_gilbert_writer in her book #bigmagic but I am not 100% sure anymore... my memory is failing me so early in the day 

I have many positive things to say about her work but that will be for another post! I am adding a link to my IG profile in case you are curious and would like to check it out.

This is the project that came up from the skillshare class. 

Thanks Anne for the inspiration boost!

#progressisquietandslow #quotesdaily#skillsharebyanne #gettingorganized#enjoytheprocess

Caroline Fidelaire
French illustrator & watercolour artist