I have been sewing for 50 years, yikes, it is actually longer but that is close enough. Knitting followed but I had long time between projects. I never really got into painting and mixed media until the last 15 years or so and now I realize it is vital to my well being to do something creative every day. I am recently a grandmum, that is great fun. I took a year off recently from the blog, my priorities had shifted due to a heart attack, a switch to gluten free, nearly dairy free lifestyle. I got an ipad, and was really intimidated to relearn the blogging process. 2015 is a renewal of energy and creativity and I look forward to vacations with my husband.