Diane Atwood


My name is Diane Atwood. In 2012, I began an exciting adventure as an art student at the University of Southern Maine. I created My Late Start to chart my progress as well as highlight artists I met along the way. I had to stop writing it in 2016, but kept up with school and graduated with a bachelor's degree in art in 2021.

It's all to easy to put things you enjoy most to the side and that's what I did with painting for awhile. Then I realized that If I didn't make the time to practice painting, before I knew it, I'd be out of time. So, I try to paint every day. I also decided to revive this blog because I enjoy writing.

My Late Start won't be only about me or about art. It will also feature stories of other boomers and retired people who have discovered what brings them joy. I firmly believe you're never too old to learn and do something new!

The Stories

Lin Lisberger. Carver of wood

I think Lin Lisberger’s sculptures are mesmerizing. They draw me in and invite me to stay a while. One, in particular, wouldn’t loosen its grip.

Get in touch!

If you would like to know more about My Late Start, have questions, or a story you'd like to share, fill out the contact form and I will get in touch with you.

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