Hello people! This is my first entry into my journal and I'm pretty friggin' excited about the whole thing. I do so love art in all it's forms, photography being my medium of choice. My family centers itself around painting, music, books, television, dancing, gardening, and movies. My personal hero is Stanley Kubrick, and my favorite movie is A Clockwork Orange. I strive to channel his genius into my work. My husband is a talented musician and has blown people away with his awesomeness. I have two young daughters who already love music and dance, but have a strong draw towards painting. My 3 year old daughter amazes people with her paintings, people can't even believe she was the artist! My husband and I love to frequent art museums and have our favorite artists of old and new. At the moment, I'm strongly drawn to Renoir, whose paintings are so strikingly beautiful and breathtaking. My husband and I are both amazed and inspired by Salvador Dali and his vast body of work. We live in a college town are surrounded by young, creative minds and we feel that we have found our little spot in the world and never wish to leave it. I am certainly open to any and all comments or critiques of my work. I am constantly looking to improve, which is why I would join a website such as this, to challenge myself and become a better artist.