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There’s a myth out there. It’s the myth of getting older. The one that says that I can’t learn anything new and that my best years are behind me. The one that says there’s no time to become an artist because it’s too late.

So here I am, to challenge that myth. I’m here to create, learn, play, and inspire, as I start the second half of my life.

Art helps me make sense of the world. It also lets me live in a world of possibility. It isn’t the medium that matters to me. It’s the caring and the doing. But you’ll probably find more photographic arts here as I learn digital photography.

In the past, I’ve put art on the back burner. Somehow I thought I’d eventually have more time. Well, as the years progressed, I realized I’m losing time.


The Artist-In-Residence

Hi! My name is Serena. I’m currently working as a graphic designer specializing in catalog design. I mostly work with Adobe Indesign and Illustrator. I enjoy my work but I miss the darkroom, the art table, the outdoors. So this year, I made a commitment to myself to be more creative and to do work that I enjoy.

I live in San Diego, California, with my husband and two cats, Frank and Sam. I consider myself fortunate to live in such a vibrant city by the sea.

Thank you for stopping by my little virtual studio. It’s just getting started, so check back later if you’d like to see more.

– Serena


25 thoughts on “About

  1. I like your comments about continuing to learn as we get older. I am 76 years old and although I know that most of my years are behind me doesn’t mean there can’t be rich and wonderful ones ahead. I am challenged by working on this blog and know that it stretches me and keeps me engaged in life in may ways.

  2. Serena, we are all children at heart. I call myself an adult child and when asked where my book, A Berkshire Tale, should be stocked in a book store, I tell the owner – in the Adult Children’s section,if you please. PS. My first published book was this year – I’m 66, by the way! You’re just a young pup!

    1. Claremary, I love the idea of an Adult Child section in the bookstore! I will have to check out your book, too. 66? Hard to believe! You are way more active and energetic than most, from what I can glean. And BTW, that’s the first time anyone referred to me as pup. I kinda like it ;-P

  3. I appreciate your follow of my blog, Serena! I agree that we don’t care much about our creativity until we realize what we’ve been missing. Would love to hang around your blog and see more of your artistic pursuits!

  4. Way to challenge the #1 myth about getting older, Serena! You’re living proof that it’s never too late to try something new — and that beautiful things come from embracing our curiosity. Thank you for today’s shot of artistic inspiration.

      1. You’re so kind. Thank you. And likewise! Your enthusiasm and curiosity are contagious (in the best possible sense).

  5. Hi Serena! Thanks for the follow. I’m always pushing myself to draw and paint more too. I so enjoy it when I do, I don’t know why I let other stuff get in the way… Nice meeting you. Marina

    1. Hi, Marina! Nice to meet you, too! Found you through Lynn’s blog. Enjoyed your posts! Looking forward to reading and learning more. And thank you for following !

  6. Hi Serena,
    You have a fabulous eye. I love your composition and I’m glued to your B&W. Love the shot of the old car. Then I read that you are a graphic designer. Click. Click. Great you’re taking a review of your life at the half way point.
    And, thank you for following my photography blog: http://throughharoldslens.com. I hope you enjoy your journey.
    To launch your travels, find a Country or find a Genre, “click” and jump aboard. Or, here’s a few “Quick Links” to some of my favorites, from over 400 photographic posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:
    “Shaken! Not Stirred”(Sweden)
    “Maiden Mild” (Poland)
    “Where Spirits Soar” (Chile)
    On behalf of the entire Creative Team at Through Harold’s Lens, my trusty sidekicks, Mr. Mirrorless Sony, Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you fun and safe travels.


    1. Hello, Harold! It’s very nice to meet you. I appreciate your kind comment!
      And thank you for your follow as well. Like you, I really love black and white photography. They seem to reveal new layers of exploration, I think.
      I’m looking forward to exploring your site more. I’ll check the links out right now.
      Kindly, Serena

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