I've loved art my whole life. I have taken classes when time and my family life would allow it. There has also been many, many hours of practice and learning by doing and I'm still learning. A small house, kids, dogs and cats doesn't allow for much opportunity to paint but every now and then I find the right time and love to throw myself into a project. Both of my kids are getting older and will be moving on to the exciting things they have waiting for them so I'm going to try to spend a little more time doing what I love to do.