Retired December 31, 2011. I decided to pick up a pencil to do drawings, which I did before kids (some 25+ years ago). I started with pencil and took classes at a local community college. I learned to use pens, then marker art and graduated to acrylic painting. I was lucky to take a class from a lovely person, Sue Olsen, in my town on Zentangle Art. That 4 hour class taught me a lot about abstract art and repetition of patterns. Every day is a new art experience for me.