I've been toiling away in relative obscurity for quite some time now. In the last few days, however there have been some encouragements. For one, the mayor's office has offered me their old banners to recycle. The other cool thing was that a prominent local artist sent me a friend request.
This is just the boost I need to get into my workshop and execute some experiments.
I guess that is what intermittent positive feedback does, it keeps us trying for more of the same.