Welcome Irene. And thank you for the lovely comment on the "About Me" page. Yes, learning to relax and have fun, that's why we are doing this, right? lol! I think it comes back to not wanting to fail. I sat down early on and wrote out my "permission to fail". It seemed to really help :) I keep reminding myself, the only way to learn something new is to be a beginner, there are no shortcuts. Except that fairytale that you are either "gifted" or not. It's all about the journey and the learning along the way. I've learned a lot about myself through art, which was a surprise! In any case, happy painting!