I've been a high school art teacher for 25 years, and recently retired. On Sept 11, 2010 I started to do a daily painting blog, to create discipline in my art, and to loosen my painting style. In August, 2011, I attended Carol Marine's workshop in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, and learned so much about how to apply the paint, and loosen my overall approach. I feel that the daily painting has been my best teacher. Along with teaching and painting, I have a husband, of 44 years, and 3 grown children, and 2 wonderful granddaughters. Life certainly IS good !