I'm a very beginning artist with aspirations to shift people from the 'hate' mentality to basing actions on what we love instead, on what we DO care about. I feel these are the most pure and progressive ways to act and most efficient ways to a desired outcome. Central to what I care about is improving the environmental state of the world: enriching biodiversity, protection habitat, protecting threatened species, clean air, clean water, conserving resources, better handling of waste, and living closer to our local land. I'm 39, female, and have seen the value of life, of courtesy, and community, and the power of nature to literally 'make us feel better' mentally and physically. We need to do better in all of these. I'm learning that art is my medium of most effective expression of encouragement and love to my community. I'll continue to use it as long as that's the case.