"When you find your true passion, you should do it often." That's what my friend Delilah Smith tells me. I truly believe that and want to paint more. But, yet, sometimes life seems to get in the way. After all, life is full of ups and downs. I have found, though, that when I do paint, I find a peace beyond all understanding. I find that I can forget my surroundings, circumstances and negative emotions and just center in on the joy of creating a painting. Lately, I have found that I LOVE to paint animals. A dear friend of mine loves gorillas. Recently, she had a birthday and I painted a mother and her child as a gift. It was a 16x20 Artist Canvas Board done in oils. She loved it. I hope you do too.