I was looking for some art supplies, I came across my very first watercolors that I did 10 years ago. These were done with cheap student grade watercolor paint and cheap watercolor paper. I couldn't believe where I've been and how much progress I've made in those 10 years. I remember when I first painted these how up tight I was about applying the wc to the paper.
I'm glad I had saved my early work because it's a reminder to me that with patience and practice, I can achieve anything I want to do.