I wish I had better photos but I don’t. This is the real beginnings of my life after 21. A lot of change coming my way.
I am the 2nd of 8 siblings born in Duluth Minnesota, I was an LPN for about 20 years in Panama where I went as a Peace Corps volunteer at 21 years of age and married a Panamanian with whom I had 3 children.
There were some interesting times living in Panama of which I will probably tell you as time goes by.
I returned to the USA and finished up my status as RN working in Texas and Florida. I studied Chinese medicine in Texas and have Masters degree in such, though I mostly needle myself these days.
Now I am a retired single lady learning to be an artist in Texas
And that is who I am today.
I’m mostly happy with who I am today.
I tell you all this to find common ground.
I was pretty happy being a nurse for many years but when I retired I had no plan for what comes next, then I read that anyone can be an artist so I thought I’m anyone, I will be an artist.
I am a woman wondering what comes next, open to new ideas, willing to exchange thoughts but confused and restless about who I am now in these later decades of my life.
Being a twice-retired person of meager resources and advanced age, I started out cheap, buying craft paints and board panels and skinny canvas. I painted flowers the ‘one stroke’ Donna Dewberry way. (she is the one who said anyone can paint) I had fun painting pretty flowers for children and sold them at school and community sales.
But lately, I have been watching u-tube videos of abstract painting and this is my new favorite way to paint. I am a self-taught (artist) painter with help from U-Tube videos, Mr. Lang and Ms. Dewberry and Mr.Tim Gagnon plus a heap of art how-to books There is so much to learn!