An Artist's home...

I recently celebrated my friend's birthday and throughout the entire party, I just couldn't stop looking around her home. She is an artist through and through and her home is warm and crammed with objects d'art, paintings, total uniqueness and my favorite of all: adorable living creatures! She has chinchillas, a cockatiel and has had hedgehogs, frogs even a tarantula! She is an incredibly creative, fun and kind person and one I don't see often enough,

She also has an enormous paper mache dragon head near her front entrance. We were guessing it was from an old Chinatown parade. If you've ever seen the infamous San Francisco street chase from "What's Up Doc", (hello young Ryan O'Neil...mmreow! ) you would likely think so too. Here's some images from Casa de Peg. ;)

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keep on moving...

I've recently signed with a licensing agency and have been creating all kinds of work for the gift and home decor industries. It's fun to flex a different creative muscle and create images (shown comped here) for things like journals, notebooks, wall art, textiles, etc. It's a lot of fun. I've been working with a very sharp, energetic creative director who has the best sense of what manufacturers are seeking, what sells, color trends, thematic trends, and so on.  I haven't made a formal announcement as I am waiting for their new website to be up. My work was shown both at Surtex and the Licensing Expo in Vegas this spring. (photos coming)  I've always had pretty solid career goals, so this is something I really hope takes off. I would love to have a line of dishes, stationery and home decor products.

A kinder, more loving nation.

No matter what your political affiliation, I think we can all agree that no child needs to live in fear because of their race, religion or orientation. We must focus on being a kinder, more loving nation...

This piece was part of a movement by creators in the kid lit community. The safety pin sends a message to kids that they are safe from the bullying that is going on.