Karen Acklin Hoopengardner, lakewood Member Since July 2011 Artist Statement I am a passionate photographer. I uses Photoshop CS5, illustrator, flash, Dreamweaver ( very hard and still learning this) Well I just use the entire Adobe Master Collection. Camera RAW and Adobe bridge are a must and this is also so much fun. Creating is endless and I cannot ever stop learning or enjoying anything that is part of Art. Singing, dancing, Photography, editing, and journalism. I love to write poetry but only when the moment hits. As soon as I am thinking over a few words I have to jump and either find a pen and paper, or jump over to my computer and open up Microsoft Word. I write my poem and I am done within minutes. I would love to write a book someday. I want to work within the field I wrote about above. Even better, I would love to work on the road, traveling is also a never ending learning process. I am currently taking classes and one is German. Wish me luck.