I applaud our local Jacksonville Watercolor Society for the good work they do in the Jacksonville Florida art community. They providing exhibit opportunities, monthly meetings with demonstrations and workshops with outstanding watercolorists. Artists thrive when they come together, share ideas, provide inspiration and support for each other with their art journey. As an advocate for life long learning, I recognize the importance of a being part of an art group which provides community, learning opportunities and support for unique art expression. Are you part of an art community that encourages and inspires you to draw and paint? Live in the Jacksonville area? Check out the JWS fall 2012 program and their website. Or step out and find an art community group where you live.