He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, And He has set the world upon them.
~1 Samuel 2:8
Hi! I’m Pattie, the owner and maker behind Clever Penguin. I work from my home studio in North Georgia as an artist, designer and printmaker. I also work part time as a website and logo designer.
My first love(s) as a very young girl were Snoopy, Woodstock, and Spike (in that order). I basically drew nothing but Snoopy since I was about 5 years old. In elementary school, some of my friends even called me Snoopy. When I was 7 years old, I wrote a letter to Charles Schultz and included my own Peanuts comic strip, only to receive a photocopied reply.
But I got over it. I think. My love for the maker behind The Peanuts may have faded, but my love for the illustration of animals, while giving them a humorous character never faded.
Over the years, I have enjoyed several creative outlets including illustration, illustrative painting on ceramics & furniture, illustrative graphic design, website design, logo design, and wall murals. I have a passion and a joy for designing and making things prettier or more fun & interesting.
From the time that my spiritual eyes were opened in 1995, the Lord of Heaven & Earth, His Creation, and all of His beautiful Truths are what essentially inspire me the most. I want to be glorifying to Him with and through my art, and I hope I can achieve that in some way. Even if it’s just by creating good art that people enjoy.
I have been practicing printmaking since 2020, and started this website in 2022 with the goal of creating artwork for those who, like me, love and enjoy non-persons with a personality.
Thanks for visiting my site– I’m so happy to have you here!