2014 MSAA Art Showcase Entrants
Jayne Lemli – Sarasota, FL
I am 57 years old, and at age 24 I had some strange neurological symptoms (mostly sensory and balance) suggestive of MS, but there were no MRIs back then, and I went undiagnosed for the next 29 years, with mild sensory symptoms remaining. In 2009, at age 53, I had another episode and was diagnosed via MRI (complete with black holes). I then experienced some other serious health issues, and in January of 2010 I decided I needed to do something for ME. I had no prior experience with art at all, and no particular talent, but signed up for a watercolor class. I have been taking watercolor classes since, and LOVE it. I have also added kayaking and yoga to my list of passions. It feels great to have passion!