I am a domestic artist, residing in a small town in the prettiest part of what can be a backward, unevolved, and tornado-swept state. My hobbies are too numerous to list, but include gardening, chickens, illustration, reading, toymaking, wildlife conservation and home improvement. My secondary education is limited, due to the conflicts of childrearing, but I do have Associate degrees or certification in commercial art, philosophy, psychology, and emergency management. I reluctantly withdrew from my pre-med course of study to be a full time parent. My husband is an engineer, and I am homeschooling my 9 year old gifted daughter. The eldest(20) and youngest(4)children are both boys. As a child I used to read the dictionary and invent my own words, with the goal of inventing an entire new language from scratch.