My name is Ellen Brandin. I was born in Europe and am currently living in Norther California with my husband. I refer to myself as a would-be-artist because I can't quite conceive of myself as a full blown artist, yet. Pursuing art has been my passion for the last few years and as I grow and improve, my passion increases. A blog will help me to stay focused and on track and take myself more seriously. Someday I will feel like a can refer to myself as an "artist." I would love to share my artistic journey with family, fiends and all the people who, I hope, will drop in and let me know how I am doing.