I am best known as an expert in the world of professional speaking. I have written several books on the subject and others. Lilly Walters Schermerhorn, face painter in Claremont, California This led me to the famous baseball pitcher Jim Abbott. Now I book Jim Abbott's calendar as a motivational speaker, and I paint stuff!
As to my painting, I knew for years that I HAD NO ARTISTIC ABILITY. I knew it for a fact. Then I got married in 1998. My husband, is a serious kind of guy, a retired cop, now a polygraph lie detector expert. Talk about "un-likely," he loves those tacky painted yard signs. Go figure. Anyway, I said, "No, way! Not at my house!"
In 1998 he talked me into allowing one tiny sign in our yard. He said he would do all of the work. So, we went together and picked out a Christmas pattern that I didn't find too objectionable. Just one! I was not going to have more than that.