I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I lived briefly in Texas and then moved back to Michigan in 1993. I reside in Plainwell now. It's a great little town with lots of nice folks. I owned a gallery in town for 8 years. I did professional custom picture framing and had about 50 consignment artists; I got to meet a lot of wonderful people and artists. I finally decided I didn't have enough time for my art and decided to move my business home. I still do framing, but I run the business out of my house where I can be close to my studio that my husband and I built. There is a great sense of community in Plainwell. I love being able to get up and work in my pajamas if I want to (I don't think I've done that yet - but there is always that possibility).