I joined an abstract art class in Ajijic in August, 2020, with Robina Nicol. A celebrated abstract artist and astrologer, with the same birth day as me, Robina advertised her class as “expressing your soul” through abstract art…mainly acrylic. I am grateful to her expertise and enthusiasm in encouraging me to “add more paint” and not to be afraid to “let go and let the paint flow!” It is a fun and soulful experience to start with a blank canvas, a colorful background, maybe some texture and watch what arises…because it’s always a surprise. Sometimes it’s a lovely turnout, sometimes not, where it’s back to a blank canvas with more paint being added. In any event, painting has become a freeing medium in which to express my soul through wonder and color. There’s a couple early collages and beaded bracelets thrown in.