A New Passion

Maybe I should change my byline to Life Into Words/Images. As a writer, I never gave a thought to trying out another art form, but since retirement, I’ve been testing my hand at acrylic painting. YouTube has some terrific how-to videos that I’ve benefited from, but there is nothing like good old trial and error. Here are a few recent efforts. I am having a blast!


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Jean Ryan

Jean Ryan, a native Vermonter, lives in Lillian, Alabama. Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. She has also published a novel, LOST SISTER. Her short story collections, SURVIVAL SKILLS and LOVERS AND LONERS, are available online. STRANGE COMPANY, a collection of short nature essays, is available in paperback as well as digital and audio editions.

5 thoughts on “A New Passion

  1. Is there NO end to your gifts and talents?! You see the wold uniquely and with such originality. What is your process? From memory or inspiration from nature? Each brush stroke is like a word from one of your books. Each painting makes me feel like I’m being invited into a private world how you see things.

      1. Hail, Jean Ryan! You have created for me a new Jean Ryan Rubric: LAD — Love, Attention, Determination. What a great way to start a Saturday. Thank you! XO

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