I am an artist by luck, hard work, and a slip of the tongue. Having finished a graduate degree in Adult Education, I sat at my first job interview at UT in Knoxville and when asked the usual question "what do you see yourself doing 5 years from now? I simply said "I see myself painting by the ocean..."
That was NOT the answer they were expecting or wanted to hear....
But here I am, painting the beautiful North Carolina coast...and I have been doing just that to support myself for 27 years!
...and I consider myself among the luckiest of women!
A garden in Tuscany