I have done visual art for 40 plus years, worked in oils,watercolors, pastels and pen and ink throughout my career in nursing, years of child rearing and now retirement. I have taught classes in the basic elements of art, drawing and painting for both adults and children. I took up writting poetry about 15 years ago. I took up the fiddle, tin whistle,and guitar during the past 12 years playing primarily Irish, Bluegrass and Country music taking part in a lot of jam sessions. he creative arts are very important im my life.