I am an artist with paint and frabic. Love to create beautiful baintings that are a bit on the surreal side and make wearable art! At present I have one cat a fluffy black and white fellow aged 6 named Jake aka Sir Jacob Featherears. Had a lovelyflock of birds but I got Bird Keepers Lung and had to find them a new home--I have visiting rights though!!! Was born raised and educated in CA but have been out here in the frozen--hot humid--north for the past about 40 years but I am still a California Girl! Was once a teacher of Art and Phys Ed but I guess I am retired now! Take classes for fun at the local Art Museum. I love to read Science Fiction and Fantasy and books in general. Oh yes I also love food! LOL I have about 80 Vegetarian cookbooks but ont one favorite one. also still have some non veggie ones that i still use for somethings or change the ingredients. I enjoy cooking foods from around the world, especially Middle Eastern and Asian.