As a kid, I loved to draw and paint. Then life got in the way, without even realizing it had happened. I have recently picked up and moved after living in the same place for 25 years. I had taken up quilting and it seemed to satisfy a creative need for a few years. After selling a house, buying a second house, quitting smoking, and leaving one job to take on a promotion, I found myself seeking some kind of inner peace. I went to a craft store and bought some watercolors, acrylics, brushes, paper and canvas. I painted my first watercolor in over 25 years and my first acrylic painting ever. My family gave me some oils for gifts. I am struggling to work with the oils because I was in art lessons at the age of 8 when I last used them. I found this site and enjoy it very much. Thank you!