Now and Zen

It always makes my day to hear from my collectors (U R the Best!) and it humbles me to learn that in my own little way, i have inspired others; whether it be to pick up a thread n' needle, or to explore your creative self, or to simply follow your dreams (that is the motto my mother taught me). Today i received this heartfelt e-mail and (with authors' permission) thought to share it with you:

"Peng Peng, you have inspired me for years, I love what you do. I have sewn ever since I was a little wee one (I used to cut my clothes up to make things, which I soon learned was a big no-no. So I started cutting up my mom and dad's bath towels, which also wasn't allowed! :O)
I've learned a lot since then, and have grown into my own style using fabrics that I buy with my own money! And that leaves me with a closet full of wearable clothes, which is a plus.

I just wanted to say, that even though I feel that the possibility of me making a living doing what I love (making friendly creatures) is slim, I feel good at least knowing that someone as creative as yourself has found a way to do it!
I have attached a photo of one of my creations, "Little Zen bear" lol. I just can't seem to get him to stop meditating!

Thanks so much for bringing me joy and giving me hope for my own future...

katie a."

Thank u Katie! your Zen bear is adorable ;O) Keep following your heart!
~~Do you have an inspiring tale to share? Feel free to post it here or email your story to me, i'd love to hear from ya!


Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Peng Peng!
Your work is so inspiring and bring so much joy!
Katie's story and zen bear are wonderful! She should definitely sell her art. I know Etsy would be a great place for her!
Wonderful work!

Peng Peng said...

Yeah, i agree! :)

KSedlak said...

Little Zen Bear is adorable. I wish Katie the best at making her dreams come true.
Thanks so much for sharing.