I have used the creative part of my brain throughout my life and have been called a renaissance woman many times because of my interest in a wide range of subjects.
Science: I have been a research biologist for my adult life, working with protozoan genetics and mammalian physiology.
Music: I have played flute and harp since childhood. I played piccolo with the Philharmonic Orchestra and still play in several small ensembles in town; I especially enjoy playing with the Civil War Band. I also do solo work in local churches and play for an assortment of functions.
Writing: I've had seven books published, have written hundreds of articles for national magazines and have been a columnist for several national magazines – covering a wide range of subjects, all non-fiction.
Art: Although I have had an interest in creating art throughout my life and have had several one-person shows, I've never had formal training in art. I've never created "pretty pictures" – preferring to concentrate on the realities of life. I work with stained glass, bones, slabs of marble, fiberglass, and many other media. I've had a book published in Europe about stained glass that has been translated into several languages.