I am an artist!

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after:

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

 Psalm 27:4 (ESV)

I have been an aspiring artist for as long as I can remember, but I have felt like I am not good enough to call myself an artist.  I would have spurts of trying and I would get discouraged, very easily, and quit, only to try again and get more and more confirmed in my opinion that I will never make it.  Recently, I was inspired by discovering an old acquaintance online who had taken up painting and had recently sold one of her original paintings for almost $5,000!  It was a painting that I knew that I could have done, myself.  It was not a Rockwell or a DaVinci.  It was a nice painting that was done with passion.  That day, I chose to do my own art with my own passion.  I still have to fight the negative feelings and thoughts, but I am enjoying it like I never have before.

This painting was copied from Angela Anderson on her youtube channel.  I did it with acrylics on watercolor paper.  I have never used acrylics before.  I was actually afraid of them, but I don't remember why.  I have used watercolors and oils and enjoyed them.