I will be including my background in art in my journaling. My personal information is that I am wife to one husband of 55 years this past July 2017, mother of 3 grown children with their 3 spouses, and grandmother to 7 grandchildren- 3 still in high school, 3 in college and 1 working adult. I have a BEd and MEd in Education from the University of Hawaii and graduate certificate in Montessori Education from Chaminade University of Honolulu, Montessori Institute of America and the International Montessori Institute. In my journaling I will tell you how my years of teaching and Montessori experience helped to shape my life philosophy and thoughts about art. At this time art takes precedence over my other hobbies- ukulele, guitar, keyboard, crocheting and knitting, and snorkeling, in that order, though I still meet with an ukulele group weekly. We play at church and nursing homes; I sometimes play guitar with the group or at special events. I mostly enjoy singing duet in church with my husband, but even art has taken precedence over those occasions. In addition, I go to the YMCA 5 days a week for water exercise, treadmill and work out in the weight room. If I have a chance I try to swim a few laps, but that is not as often as I would like.