I am a retired teacher who moved from a big, inland city to a smaller seaside city. I started with weekly art lessons, which were more like sessions with a little guidance, a number of years ago. I told the teacher I wanted to learn how to paint in watercolours, but she told me I had to learn to draw first. Since then I have been on a continuous learning curve and am enjoying the process of learning to make art. I have discovered more than watercolours and really enjoy using graphite to convey concepts and ideas. I have also discovered the joy of pastels. I look forward to much more learning and mark-making as time goes on.