"it's good to remember that even when Big Art just isn't happening, it doesn't mean we're not improving."
This is SO true!! Even when I'm just copying a photo, I'm figuring out the medium and each one gets a little bit better. dA can be really inspiring, that's kind of what got me to look at my own gallery. I wandered around in the Art and Project forums too, just to see what was going on in the big wide world, and that helped some as well.