Laura, I love your elegant victorian style. Very feminine and beautiful.
I had done the same thing, I started getting my work out to the public, was goign rather good for a start, but quit to raise my kids.....had a hard pregnancy for one, and just took a lot of time off....a lot! Now that they are older, I have more time and am back at it. It's hard to believe that I actually went a few of those years without drawing anything at all.....now I can't live without my pencils and paper.
Feel good about your work, it is very good. I know how that confidence thing can be, I struggle with it all the time.
DRAW~ even if no one else understands why~ PAINT~ even if no one believes in you
CREATE~ Lose yourself in your own world ~ Just do it because you love it!