When I turned 65, I decided to go back to college to get an art degree at the University of Southern Maine. What inspires me most about painting is that for the first time in my life, I don’t worry (too much!) about making mistakes and I don’t get frustrated (too much!) because something doesn’t turn out as I imagined. Instead, I find myself noticing problems and trying to figure out solutions. Over and over I will ask myself, “I wonder what would happen if I tried this?” It’s the same question I asked when I realized that pursuing a BFA was within my grasp. And here I am!