I'm so tickled my first submission was accepted and excited to join. I'm a new artist and have so much to learn. No art classes in my past, no training - I know NOTHING, so feel I'm in a bit over my head in an art forum. I look forward to learning a bunch and hoping to get feedback on my art from those who know what they are doing . Oh, personally, I'm middle aged - a gaggle of kids and work in IT as an administrator .. pretty glamorous!