I enjoy drawing and painting, but I hesitate to call myself an “artist,” because I do it for the pleasure, not the art. I prefer watercolors (usually when I’m with my grandkids), and acrylics that can be done in one sitting. It’s my way of relaxing. Oil painting requires a different level of knowledge and skill, however, and that can be frustrating to someone who is self-taught. For the most part, I stick to the water-based paints.
Over the years, I've written a handful of short stories about growing up in northern New Jersey when it was still more or less a rural area, and when my family encouraged me to write a book, I added a few "adventures" and uploaded them to Amazon. The "Look Inside" feature will give you access to the 1st story in its entirety: