Thirty years ago, or so, I enjoyed painting landscapes but I haven’t painted since. However, now that I’m retired, once the gardening season is finished, I tend to flounder and stew until the seed catalogs begin to arrive. To avoid that downward spiral I’ve decided to take up painting again, so I’ve purchased all the needed supplies. While it rains, I sit and stare at the blank canvas, and the brushes and tubes of color intimidated, and unsure how to start. And I wonder……is this as silly as thinking that purchasing a helmet and shoulder pads make me a football player?