Hahaha NEOPETS let’s just forget that ever happened okay.. but WOW that means so much to me thank you friend!! It makes me so happy to hear that I/we inspired you, especially at that age when I was learning so much myself. All I can say is KEEP GOING because a few years can make a huge impact and that there are always new things to learn and help you grow!
And congrats on your first painting sale, that’s HUGE! Here’s to many more of those and good luck! :D