My husband encouraged me to paint -so I'd spend less time on the internet. But, I think it backfired!
I spend time reading blogs, posting blogs, on FB sharing - joining groups - chatting w/fellow artists.
I used You Tube to search for instructional videos, Amazon for instructional books. Supply stores for more
paint and paper! There are so many resources and so many wonderful artists, I can't get off the internet! LOL
So as I paint at my computer desk each weekend the FB page is up and I chat away and share my
new paintings w/my friends. ; )