I hope it never ends, this child-like excitement whenever one of my paintings gets accepted into an exhibition or whenever one wins an award. I hope I never get tired of sharing my paintings with friends-especially when they represent something that I know they’ll enjoy–and see some smiles!   I can’t imagine getting to the point of running out of things to learn or subjects to paint. As much as I wish I knew enough to be confident with every stroke, I’d miss the adrenaline that comes with the realization that I could actually ruin something I’d put hours of work into. I’d be horrified to think that I’ve gone as far, learned all I can, gotten as good…as I’ll ever be.

Whew….good thing none of this has happened.     I’m back to painting now….