Why a Website?

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My goal for this website is to have a place to organize my thoughts, communicate my hopes and share what I love to do.

The website  has a sales page, I am a self-taught artist and offer prints of my artwork here.

 I hope you find interesting what I have to say and show you.   Although this is a   business website, it’s more about how I as a 75-year-old single woman finds her world today, and a general commentary on life.

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 will be an Artist!

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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!