I grew up on a small hobby farm in south central Nebraska, loving all
animals, creating, gardening, and wanting to experience the world. I have
been drawing and crafting from an early age. With my Dad's help, I had my
first show fresh out of high school. A fine arts major and study of
business in college, would still lead my back to my roots . I was creating
"crafty" works for fun and profit. I guess things haven't changed. I have
been my own boss since leaving the corporate world in 1999.
I met the man of my dreams in college. (Yes, that is us a few years ago in
Mexico.) We were great friends before we were more. That was 22 years ago.
He is my best friend and true love! Not to mention the creator of this site.
Thank you, Ran! Let's travel the world together, shall we!
I am blessed to be able to stay at home and do what I love for a living. I
work in my studio, look out into my garden warmed by the sun and am
Life is good.
Your love allowed me to dream and believe that anything is possible. I miss
your stories and your smile, your support, your GREAT hugs, your strength,
your advice and encouraging words. I could not have asked for more. I love
you. I miss you.
"40th and Plum" was created in 1996. The business name came from the story
my father would tell when people asked him where he lived. He always
replied "40 miles from nowhere, Plum in the sticks." That farm home was
where my creative efforts prospered thanks to my dad's support.