I had the opportunity to talk to a group of creative people yesterday and I just want to thank everyone for being so kind.
The group is made up of people looking to become artists and writers after retiring from a long career in a somewhat less creative field. Many said they’re looking forward to taking art classes, working on writing projects, traveling, visiting museums – all the fun, exciting, and rewarding creative activities they’ve put on the back burner for so many years.
Many thanks to Margie Bauer for organizing the talk. Margie is an amazing person who has lived and worked in places like Zaire and Indonesia. She’s also a watercolor and mixed media artist specializing in tropical flora and fauna.
I also enjoyed meeting Kathleen Stafford, the other artist invited to speak to the group. Kathleen has spent many years living and traveling in Africa and paints gorgeous watercolor portraits of African people. She’s also a printmaker and she enjoys making collagraph prints.
All the best to everyone I met yesterday!