If you haven’t seen her around before, I’d like to introduce to you one of my best-est, top-of-the-pop-friends, Erin, aka, pejnolan. I’ ve known Erin for 14 years. Holy moly, yeah, I know, I can’t believe it’s been that long either. She has always been an incredible support and inspiration to me. Even when I was a wee young thing of 16 years old, she was one of the few, in my very impressionable years, that I thank for helping to form who I am today. She has so much talent and vision and ambition. In some ways we are so similar and share so many areas of interest and life experiences, and in other ways I feel she sees things so differently and helps bring things to light for me that I might never have seen. For all of these things I am deeply indebted to her.
Tonight we spent time in her studio while she finished her Huskie dogs project. The pieces came out so rich and lush and look every bit of all the time she invested in them. I saw them in the early stage and after they reached a certain stage, they just popped and my jaw dropped. I wish each and every one of you could see them in person.
Tomorrow she will be saying goodbye to them as she drops them off to their new owner, but I couldn’t help but notice how well they would have fit in her studio permanently surrounded by the rest of her work that is defined by her very unique Erin-style. I’d like to encourage everyone to check out her flickr, her blog and her etsy shop.