Dad Says it Best
Keepsakes help us mark moments in time.
I grew up the daughter of a jeweler and small business owner in the little town of Culpeper, Virginia. Over the years my Dad helped thousands of customers with what he calls "Marking Time." He taught me that we all hold on to special trinkets and remember who, when and why we have them. It's in our nature to recall time using such memory hooks... "I got this watch when I started my first job." "He bought me this ring when our son was born."
I'm carrying on the Petersen tradition in my artwork today. Custom drawings and paintings mark a moment in time... usually with special houses, beloved pets, or family moments that we want to remember. We can hang an artwork on our wall and visit it every day. I help bring a moment of the past into our present time. It's a special gift that I feel called to do... and I owe much of this gift to my Dad and his life's work. ~ Sonja