Hi, I'm new here. I have loved art since I was a little girl, and started drawing realistic portraits when I was ten years old. Since then, I have experimented with many types of mediums, including pencil, graphite, charcoal, acrylics, and oils. I took art classes in middle school and high school, including a portrait art class at the community college when I was in the eleventh grade. Later, I took a college course which had us using pencil, charcoal, India Ink, and oil pastels. I have only sold one painting in my life, and that was to my roommate, for ten dollars. Can you believe she had me do a painting of her dog?! Otherwise, I am a self-published novelist, and my other novel and novellas are published for no price on the Web. I have a Word Press author page and artist page. I look forward to meeting you all, discussing art, sharing some of my work, and perhaps looking at some of yours.