During a long absence from work due to a motorscooter accident in late 2012, I spent a lot of time looking at art online. My interests are fairly broad, but I have a special interest in abstract, geometric art, and that's what I was especially interested in seeking out. I had no idea there were so many artists creating it. I didn't know there were terms to describe it (neo-plasticism; hard-edge; formalism). Steeping myself in vast quantities of this sort of stuff, it sparked a desire to make some myself. Trouble is I have no training. I also have no natural flair for rendering things. Turns out it's not much of a problem for the sort of art I wanted to do. All I needed was materials, a sense of design and color, and lots of patience. I began with lots of experimentation. I knew I wanted clean, straight edges to my shapes, and it was a big challenge learning how to get them. Other challenges included mixing colors, applying paint, and a myriad of mechanical issues. To the great benefit of 'home-schooled' artists like me, there's a wealth of valuable art instruction available on YouTube videos. Yay for the internet!