I am a full-time artist and have been forever. My current husband is Bob who absolutely adores me and keeps the houesehold semi-sane when I'm in the midst of a painting frenzy. We have 6 kids (Adam, Tatiana, Josh, David, Jacob, Sophia ages 12-26) plus 2 1/2 dogs (Collette-the-trick-dog, James Brown, my extra-sweet Newfoundland and then there's Rhiley, a chubby little Weinerese--kinda a pekinese dauchsand), at least 5 or 6 cats(Pinky, Lilly, Daisy, Binky, Bam-bam and weird old Joe Thomas, and a bunch of mutant hamsters in the ductwork of our swanky red cape cod in beautiful Ohio.
I'm really rather self-absorbed and I'm terribly uncomfortable with leisure. Other than painting and writing I'm always interested in food and travel. Oh--and yard sales and auctions since I really do like looking at other people's stuff.