I recently submitted art for an online art contest...and while I did not win...it forced me to produce art that was not "perfect" in my eyes, by a deadline. It is good to know that I can work under pressure and produce something I am proud of, even if it is not what I consider my BEST work. My recommendation to all artist, enter contests, set deadlines, create!!! It will never be "perfect". Keep striving to make each piece better than the last. Explore new mediums and above all, HAVE FUN!!!