As I hike and drive and walk in this world, I see the frailty and permanence in nature. I feel the strength of the mountains, the forgiveness of the trees as they bow down to the wind and the fleeting moments of a butterfly's life. I am fully alive in nature. No judgments placed upon me, just love, acceptance and a sense of true belonging. The trails and roads beckon and seduce me onto a journey never ending. I paint from the spirit of my joyous being. I paint with a sense of wonder. Art for me is dancing with my brush, playing with the paint and falling in love all over again.