This was the product of a three-day southwestern themed paint “class” (in which we were given various mediums and essentially told to create something, a very fun and liberating experience). Although I easily could have left it as just acrylic, my uncontainable inner sparkle came through and I decided to glue on various glittery odds and ends. This was my first time in several years using acrylic, so the succulents are quite stylized. However, this led me to rediscover my passion for painting and therefore was quite an important experience. I really enjoyed this process because it was not about impressing anyone else or meeting any standards. Instead, it was about trying new things, being myself, and having a lot of fun.