An Unexpected Centerpiece
For most of my life I’ve carried things to keep me occupied – often in the form of books. They offered entertainment when stuck in a line or having arrived somewhere early – which I always did. I was pleased to be lost in a story or scribbling in a journal – unaware of the wait.
So, when the idea for The Sendak took hold, I was excited at the thought of bringing more organized ‘things to do’ on outings. And we’ve discovered, whilst perfect for the solo artist, The Sendak also turns out to be a sensational family centerpiece! For us it’s been fun way to engage with hungry boys during The Waiting at a restaurant, a lifesaver on long car rides, and ever-exciting to unfold and repack for each excursion.
The more often we open our Sendak, the less often we get caught ‘Blue-facing’ – our family name for phone and tablet excess. Our hands criss-cross as we reach for coloured pencils, pens, erasers, and our minds ignite – pass your paper to the right, a round of exquisite corpse anyone?
Whether your Sendak brings your own family together or accompanies you on solo en plein air excursions we know one thing: People dig ’em, ’cause we’ve been sending them out as quickly as we can make them!
We’ve been delighted to see everyone sharing their Sendaks in the wild and are psyched to share some of the amazing artists + makers who have put theirs to good use!
Don’t forget to #pegandawl so we can share yours!
Thanks to Luna Howell for this thorough and beautifully photographed review of the Sendak! So nice to see her work and read her feedback!
Lovely Samantha Dion Baker, whom I met this winter at the Philadelphia Flower Show (I knew her via IG only prior!) never ceases to amaze with her Sketch Journal pages. And she has a new book coming out called Draw Your Day! Preorders are awesome for artists, so if this sounds awesome, get yours here!
Yulia, one of the most enthusiastic Peg and Awl supporters was invited to Japan to participate in New York Fair and her and her husband are exploring Japan for the month completely bedecked Peg and Awl!
I always enjoy following along with fellow daily journaler Catharine MiSook and her endless stream of analog love!
It is always a delight to converse with Moneeza, Founder of Lotus Blu Book Art, A small family run artisan bindery based in West Yorkshire England. The Sendak looks right at home here!
Thanks to everyone who is sharing photograph of their Sendaks in use! Use #pegandawl or tag us @pegandawl ! I LOVE sharing your beautiful photographs and spaces in my stories and feed and am always on the lookout for more!