by Diane Finney


I’ve been enjoying taking art classes with Meryl Rachlin through Celebration Lifelong for several years now. As a Writer and Artist, it’s often a struggle to find the time to do both creative pursuits. In Meryl’s classes and the Open Studio she offers with Celebration Lifelong, one can find a welcoming atmosphere, professional guidance, thoughtful critiques and inspirational music to set the mood for creating Art. I have wanted to learn the scratchboard technique; in Meryl’s class and during open studio I was able to explore this new medium. I encourage everyone to consider taking an Art class with Meryl. During the Coronavirus staycation, I have been working on a variety of unfinished art projects in the sanctity of my garage. It’s been a peaceful and productive time in my life to be creative.