Art has always been my “ace in the hole”. Whenever I need a ‘pick-me- up’ I’ll take on an art project. It has been that way since elementary school and my first art show. The tools, the crayons, pencils, oils, watercolors, or whatever, help me produce ideas. The discussions of light & shade, color and perspective are alive & around us everyday. My “ace in the hole” is still teaching me how to ‘see’.