Let's Get to Know Each Other
It seems this forum is a little sluggish even though I know that there are enthusiastic artists here.
I thought that maybe to develop a rapport with each other we could introduce ourselves and tell about ourselves, as much or little as we like.
After getting to know each other, we could have a great time "conversing" not only about our latest art work, but also other topics of interest if that is allowed here.
Okay, I'll go first.
I am Lulie Cosby (nick name from birth) and I live in Southern Louisiana. I have been married for almost 31 years to the same guy who I met on my first and last blind date.
We fell hard for each other and married two years later.
We had two beautiful children. Todd was born first and then Christin. We tragically lost Christin at the age of 19 in 1998 trying to save our dog who was hit by a car. She in turn was hit by a truck and left us 15 hours later. Our lives have not been the same since then, but we make the most of it. Our son and his two sons are the light of our lives.
I started painting in the early 80's when I quit my teaching job and was "free" for 7 years. I took classes from a well respected artist in the area and I have always been so grateful that I found this hobby to pursue. When I paint, an hour seems like 5 minutes. I am a very detailed painter, and have a very hard time letting myself just leave it alone and go ahead and sign it. I guess I am too much of a perfectionist. I prefer to paint realistic seascapes, landscapes, birds and flowers. I have become quite interested in Trompe l'Oeil in the past couple of years, but haven't yet done a "master piece". It's in the works in my mind, though.
I am a retired middle school teacher of English and reading, but if you see misspelled words or grammar it is probably because I am so sick of editing/checking papers, that I usually don't check my own. Sorry!
Anyway, I won't bore you all with more of my personal life. I would love to get to know all of the rest of you!
If you would like to get a closer look at me and my family, do a search for "Christin Cosby". Her memorial website will be available.
Have a great day. I plan to.