I try to think of every day as a gift.
I have always loved to draw and paint since I could hold a pencil. My first memories were of drawing Disney characters and my mom and dad were my biggest supporters.
I went on to Hunter College and majored in art. Worked for a while for Martin's Paints and then for Parade Magazine in their art departments...but I always loved teaching and eventually went back into it.
For 31 years I worked in a profession that I loved...and now that I have retired I have more time to devote to drawing and painting...something else that I love.
Taught 31 years in the New York City School System