Joined 9 years ago from st louis,mo
I have been writing for Hub pages for a year now and have truly enjoyed becoming a part of the community. It is a priveledge to be able to write and read and interact with other writers and characters from all walks of life. Where else can you do that?
I am a mom, painter and teacher, literature and history/humanities enthusiast, and nature lover. I live in St. Louis Missouri and love it here. I am originally from the heartland of Kansas, and I have to admit one of my favorite places in the world are the Flint Hills in Kansas.I have taught watercolor to kids and adults for quite a few years now and love it. Presently I teach 5 year olds- 70 year olds and find it inspiring and surprising on a daily basis! My own painting includes lanscapes, abstracts, and little "corners" of life.
To see some of my artwork, go to http://gretchen-gackstatter.fineartamerica.com
My blog is " On being an artist" - everything from what I'm doing with students, working on in the studio, artists I'm reading about, etc. http://www.blogger.com/home
I also write about a few of my favorite things at http://www.best-reviewer.com/referral/7777880a
I am interested in life, nature, people, the spiritual side of human beings, travel, art, and new ideas. Formerly owned an espresso shop complete with art, music and great people. I left that behind when I got married and began on my own art journey in earnest. I practice yoga daily because of some major back issues, and have found it to be a very healing discipline. I actually have been able to heal myself through yoga, which I would never have thought possible a few years ago. I try to go out to my studio and paint daily and try to find a balance in my writing and painting. Above all I strive to be authentic in both. Creating art is a great joy in my life. Writing, like painting, is good for the soul and good for living well. If you are interested in writing for Hub pages, go to https://hubpages.com/_1f0tbzjtr9ejm/learningcenter/great-content
I welcome and appreciate feedback and comments. Look forward to our paths crossing here on Hub Pages-
2 years ago
With the endless array of paint colors available, it's a good idea to choose a limited palette that is versatile and can be used to produce beautiful paintings. I'll share how to choose the watercolor paper and brushes you use. You have no excuse to keep from starting, so let's get started!
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