My life as an artist began after my retirement from a law firm in my hometown in Indiana. I was searching for something fulfilling to do in what I foresaw as "many hours of leisure time". Who knew that my retirement would be as busy as my former worklife but much more satisfying as my knowledge of my craft grew. True, there are times of stress and frustration but those pass as many of the trials and "happy accidents" turn into something beautiful and something totally unforseen at the beginning. Hopefully, those who approach my work will leave with feelings of happiness.