I just retired from a 35 year teaching career. I taught Visual Art at every level, K-College...and everything from drawing, design,painting, sculpture, ceramics, artmetals, art for elementary teachers, to ending my career in Graphic Design. Whew! Now it is ME time. With a lovely new grandchild to enjoy, a tiny cottage on a quiet lake up north, I am discovering the painter in me. I am trying to enjoy each moment, but focus on painting each day. If I hadn't become an art teacher, I would have been an English teacher because I love words. My mother was a word-a-holic and played a mean game of scrabble until she died at 82....so it is in my blood to love words. My son has invented a new word, that I love. It is PATHOFERY. It means hijinks, shenanigans ...and what have you! If you have ever been with a bunch of teenagers, you will see a lot of pathofery going on! I joined this because I wanted to use a VISUAL thesaurus. Visual Art was our first language!