Drawing and painting for the pure enjoyment of the practice. Subjects can include whatever captures the eye or the imagination, but living things and travels around the Pacific Northwest landscapes are the dominant, reoccurring themes. A medium alone can stimulate inspiration to experiment. Watercolor, pastels (both soft and oil), acrylic, pen and ink, charcoal, colored pencil, graphite, gouache, casein, markers, chalk on a sidewalk all have their challenges to explore. And happily upon occasion, with focus and determination, a successful artistic expression is the outcome, and can be shared.