I had put my artistic interests aside for many years while working and raising my family. After retirement, I took a ceramics class and then a portrait class and joined the Monroe Artists in 2007 and haven't stopped since. I have taken classes at HOOT in 2008 and Homecoming Hues in 2008,2009 and 2011. I have also taken workshops by Dorothy Dent, Mandy Steele,Mark Polomchak and Cathy George. I am a member of the Monroe Artists and the Great Lakes Region.