Many many hugs to you as a fellow artist who loves birds, the endless beauty of Nature, and your sense of humor just makes me smile. I understand how it is to feel to feel lonely, also there are times when I doubt my skills for creating art, and with encouragement from friends, and family one is never alone. You tap into whatever you're thinking or feeling which just adds many interesting layers to your absolutely gorgeous watercolor paintings, Brenda. Right now I'm pretty close to getting a 9" x 12" watercolor painting of a Swedish fairy ring that I drew in August 2010 during a trip. So fun! ^U^
Your leather masks bring back a lot of very happy memories when I made masks out of paper mache all those years ago. We artists are just a tad more complicated than non-artist people due to the Creative Process. I haven't been drawing much so my class notes for my tough Social Science class are full of tiny 1" ball-point pen sketches that I'm hoping to enlarge.
We all have flaws: my main problem was being intimidated by perspective for YEARS until a demo of breaking down the shapes of how to draw buildings gave me such a thrilled feeling of learning something new, and to create a diptych of the cityscape of England with a Heraldic wolf-bird gargoyle at night and a lovely British human woman on the daytime part. It's in acrylics, and boy having a new art challenge is a pretty good way to just let go, and have a blast.