I started painting again after many years recently as a way to fill the many hours I have gained in sobriety. I am 1000 days sober this month and have found painting, hiking, photography and being present with a new grand baby to help fill the many new hours of found time! The totally unexpected joy of being sober has brought art back into my life.I have given up one small thing to gain everything. If young people can give up the pressures of big alcohol in society they will gain the world! Mixing and blending colors of the lake is very relaxing.