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When I’m Not Playing Pickleball

By Margaret Melander

I have been painting for about two years, and I paint like I play pickleball.  I always have “one more in me.”

I started by checking out watercolor books in the library and worked at that for about six months, and then I found a wonderful art teacher, Jan Archuleta, who has encouraged me in so many ways.

I went from working as a court reporter around 50 hours a week to being fully retired in one day, so I had time to fill.  I have managed to fill it and overfill it.  My former court reporting office has been turned into an art loft and I call it my “happy place.”  Who knows what adventures lie ahead?  Life is good!  Here are some of my favorites:

Anyone interested in purchasing a print or would like more

details, contract Margaret  directly via e-mail