I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to engage with art from multiple perspectives: as an artist, as an instructor, and as a docent.As an artist, I enjoy exploring diverse techniques across a wide variety of themes. In this painting, I captured a snapshot of my daily life. In others, I recreate nature, express the essence of my French culture, or convey the complexities of being bicultural.In my role as an instructor, I have the privilege of interacting with a variety of people and learning from their unique experiences. I put myself in my students' shoes, aiming to help them recapture the joy they first felt when they created something they were proud of. I have witnessed how everyone possesses their own sense of creativity, with unique needs to nurture and expand it. My role is to guide each student in exploring their own creativity.As a docent, I delve into fascinating art history and thoroughly enjoy learning about every aspect of art movements and the lives of specific artists. I learn from the techniques of the old masters and observe how contemporary artists follow trends or break from tradition. This exposure to a diverse range of artistic expressions provides me with an enriching experience that I could never have encountered in my own life.Therefore, when I look at my paint tubes, I see more than just containers of paint. They represent all of my artistic experiences.