My love affair with paint and brushes started long ago as an after school activity. During those forming years I learned to paint on canvas, ceramic, glass, metal and my favorite, fabric. In the late 80s we briefly rekindled our relationship. Then, after close to 25 years building a career as a bank executive, the branch I helped to found, closed. In the months preceding I released my stress by painting everything under the sun and, surprisingly, I could not have been happier. Even thought my professional life as I knew was crumbling, my dear friends, the paint and brushes, came to my rescue providing me with much needed zen. The result of this "good feeling" was the re-birth of Bazaar Pizzazz, originally established in 1989 and rejuvenated in 2018.