Near retirement I decided to begin doing something I had always wanted to do but could never find the time. I wanted to learn to draw and paint. I started taking classes through a weekly workshop program offered by the town of Dewitt for senior citizens. There, I have learned through some excellent volunteer instructors as well as through the critique of others in the program. I work in pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, scratchboard, and sometimes acrylics. I am always challenging myself to try new ideas, mediums, and techniques (and sometimes they work) .