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I am sitting beside a riverbank completing one of the most significant painting projects of my life.
I am writing a novel; painting with words.
This had been a goal of mine since I was thirteen-years-old. It is what I wish to do now.

Samuel Ullman (April 13, 1840 – March 21, 1924) was an American businessman, poet, humanitarian. He is best known today for his poem Youth

Youth is not a time of life - it is a state of mind.
It is a temper of the will; a quality of the imagination;
a vigor of the emotions;
it is a freshness of the deep springs of life.

Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity,
of the appetite for adventure over a life of ease...
Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years;
people grow old by deserting their ideals."

~Samuel Ullman

~~~I travel extensively to draw inspiration for my paintings and writing from life experience.
You will discover my Australian rural-lit novels at

​Ryn Shell.