When I don’t have an original idea, I copy for I think drawing is ever so important in developing a painting. I can draw better than I can paint. Further I find, if I work within a specific theme, creating different moods, my creativity seems to flow. Last year I concentrated on waves. This year I just finished 4-orchid paintings for the 10/11 Show and I am currently working on an exhibit of clowns and balloons for a February Art Thursday show to be called “Balloon Blast”. Also I am striving to develop something for an Art Thursday show to be called “Spring Showers bring Great Flowers. So flowers are on my list. So painting something for the community is what drive me.