When I was teaching for CPS. one of our requirements for renewal of our certificate was continuing education. When I first retired 18 months ago the very last thing I wanted to do was go back to school for any reason. I have finally settled into my routine as a retiree and have come to realize I miss the challenges of tackling something new. I have always worked in Oils and pretty much shunned Acrylics, mainly because I truly didn't know what I was doing. I have set for myself a new challenge. I want to loosen up my brush work. It has been suggested that Acrylics will force me to do that. So, I have begun a month long project of Acrylics. The two paintings below are this weeks accomplishments. I have to admit I am really enjoying this as well as finding the unique differences between oils and acrylics challenging as well as exciting. I'll be painting Monday through Friday and will post the pieces here on my page. What new challenges have you set for yourself this New Year?