My Mom was a wonderful artist generously sharing her work with family and friends. Almost a year after her death in Spring 1995, I received a flyer announcing a spiritual retreat with opportunities to explore diverse mediums of art, “A Journey to Spirituality Through the Arts”. The retreat was held at Weber Center in Adrian, Michigan. I viewed the experience as a chance to heal the hole in my heart since losing her the previous June 1st. The watercolor day of the retreat started me on a new journey. It was a magical connection to my Mom. Nineteen years later my lovely art life continues. Vissi d’arte! Art is my life!