I've been painting full time for 13 years and it's the most satisfying and exciting time of my life. I think happiness is when the things you work at and the things you play at are the same things. My PD was diagnosed October 2008 and is well controlled by medication so far. Picasso said that painting every day is like keeping a diary. It will be interesting to look back after doing 20 paintings post-diagnosis to see what my "diary" tells me. When friends ask me what I'd do if my hands get too shaky for the detailed work I do, I tell them that I'll become an abstract expressionist. My website is: Alanrubin.com.