Wow. I must say, the talent that I've seen running through these artists minds...simply put...amazes me. From the hobbyists to the professionals to the doodlers. It is truly such an inspiration. Most of the time, I am blissfully busy with my husband and boys and the daily grind- so, with that being said, recently finding a place where I can find beautiful pieces to ponder, read, admire and especially LEARN from has completely motivated me. I want to practice as much as time will allow, learn from all of you and create! I am , by no means, anywhere near as good as I would like to be as well as my own worst critic! ( I've started things and not completed them. I've gotten so frustrated at my pieces that after I was nearly finished I've ripped them up and so on. ) My newfound goals are to SLOW down and enjoy myself. Realize that things don't have to be finished in one day, nor do they have to be a masterpiece. And, most of all, learn by doing and asking. Thank you for inspiring me to become a better artist/doodler-whatever it may be!!!!