How has COVID affected me? Well, to be honest, I’ve not hardly noticed it except it would be nice to go to a warm location right now. Two years ago I was looking for a new creative outlet and decided to try painting. Well, to my surprise, I loved it and began by painting on wood slices for Christmas ornaments. From there it evolved to acrylic paintings, then on to water colour painting. I love painting birds and have done quite a few of those along with pet portraits. I am self-taught and am so grateful to God for bringing this hidden talent out in me for such a time as this. Painting puts me in another world that brings me such peace, joy, and satisfaction. Everyone should try something new. You just might find out you have a hidden talent in you, too!