I have no idea what to expect from this forum. I am guessing that fellow artists can post things that they might want to share - like shows they are in or problems they might be having with a painting or sculpture.
I don't even know where this goes when it gets "Posted". I do know that I like what pictures I have seen - and I think it is terrific that there is a site that a bunch of artist types can get together to ...network.
If this is appropriate - some background might help place me in some kind of thought pattern. I did teach for over 35 years at all of the levels, but mostly at high school - I was a department head and a negotiator and all of that stuff. I retired in 2001 and never looked back. Part of my life plan was to teach and after the family obligations lessened or, eased might be a better word, I would teach and create my own art as well. That didn't happen - when our first 2 kids who were close in age (20 months apart) got to be grown teens, we had a 3rd - changing the timeline for my art. I probably could say, here, that I built and remodeled houses in the spare time I had and supported my wife as a truck driver and lifter for the craft shows she was in. So, the changes that happened in 2001 allowed me to start the second half of my plan. So, now I sit here thinking that I am a professional artist who has chosen painting in acrylic paints, my future. I might say that I wished I had started sooner but, to be honest, I have enjoyed each portion of my life and I wouldn't change a thing. I have been in many shows and I have won some prizes and I will continue with this lifestyle until I croak.
Well, that might be enough for my first posting. I have to go back to my easel.