A number of years ago I unofficially “quit” as an artist. It wasn’t something that happened overnight. It just stopped being fun, there was just too much “non art” related things to do that really complicated something that used to be so natural for me.
I sold my first piece of art when I was in 4th or 5th grade. I was riding on a school bus at the time and another student really liked something I had drawn and wanted to buy it. I think I sold my first piece for around $20. I have no idea to this day why he had that much money on him.