After retiring from journalism about a decade ago, Myra began studying art at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. Having long collected 20th century prints, Myra gravitated to printmaking at the college. In a spontaneous moment, Myra decided to print seaweed she had collected and dried, placing the bracts on painted paper and running the set through the college etching press. Delighted with the fun experiment and the interesting results, Myra went online to see if anyone else was printing seaweed. She quickly discoverd the Nature Printing Society, an international group of printmakers who share their skills and love of printing all things nature, both plants and seaweed and also fish and most amazingly: octopus and squid, both giant and tiny.. Myra instantly joined the group and attends its week-long workshops every fall.