Have been working as a commercial artist for greeting cards for many years. Am currently vegan, but have been vegetarian since the "hippy" days. I live in a rural area, love to can and garden, and am especially known for my giant tomatoes. Special loves: yoga, the harp, cooking, reading, and crafts like embroidery, making twig garden structures, and creating mosaics from broken pottery. My family originated in the New York City area, but I've grown up in Ohio. I don't travel as much as I'd like because of financial constraints, but when I do, I especially love to visit outsider artist environments and vegetarian restaurants.