When a crisis occurs in your life you take steps to preserve your own sanity and inner happiness. When my husband was diagnosed with kidney failure, I took the step and joined the Art Group. We were a mixed bunch. Some had great talent, others, like me, a lot of interest and enthusiasm. Our tutor drew out in each of us something of ourselves which we could communicate in many different ways. It gave me a confidence I did not know I possessed and for only two hours a week I was in another world: aware only of my desire to improve and, for a time free from anxiety.
The encouragement I was given helped me to improve and develop as well as sharing the successes of others. One day I hope to produce a masterpiece that will say all this visually!