Hello, my name is Flora and I have O.C.P.D. Obsessive Compulsive Painting Disorder. I have been on a painting kick for four weeks now, all I want to do is shut myself in my house and paint all day and into the night. It's really hard for me to pull myself away from painting right now.. :) I am completely obsessed with it, probably the longest creative run I've had in years! I recently retired from my job, in order to devote more time to my growing need to be painting full time. Now all I need to do is find a way to move some of it out into the world! My tiny home is looking like a gallery now. I am sure so many of you know the feeling that comes from sitting in that creative energy mode; so peaceful, such a meditation. I was a tattoo artist for 23 years. I would paint in between tattoos if I could. I feel I was fortunate to have an artistic job like that for so many years. But my true passion and love has always been painting. It certainly is harder to make money as a painter, but it is so gratifying to paint! So now I am hitting the internet, trying to become more involved with other artists and art websites. Here I am today, still in my pajamas in the afternoon with a painting in progress. Thinking about will come next! I will trust this creative process and see where it leads me! I am really looking forward to exploring this website and seeing all the wonderful creativity here! Have a wonderful day everyone!