Walton County Snowbirds meet for art and friendship

Walton Snowbird artists
Kathy Harrison
Published: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 09:09 AM.

Tuesday mornings are, for the most part, uneventful — except for a group of Walton County Snowbirds who are living out their artistic dreams.

"We always wanted to do what we didn't have time for," said Jan Young of Michigan. "Most of us feel privileged that we just get to do it."

Young and fellow snowbird, Debra Bailey from Ontario, Canada, started the art workshop 14 years ago. The group has grown so much they even added an afternoon time.

"It just grew and grew," Bailey said.

Bailey retired early as a financial planner. Now, she relishes the chance to use the right side of her brain.

"I've always loved to paint," she said. "But all of my time was spent studying markets. When I retired, I was starved for something to do creatively."

There is no skill requirement to sign up for the group. Any medium you want work with, or any project you have in mind is welcomed.

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