About Me


You're silly. And fun and kind and clever.

You appreciate details - the small things that convey thoughtfulness. You think a smile is the most valuable currency we can offer one another.

Hi, I'm Joan, the creator of Peg Pennyworth.

Peg Pennyworth offers designs that are a celebration of simple joys. My designs are uplifting and whimsical - because we all need moments that are free of life's seriousness. I strive to weave humor, kindness, & a little sass throughout my work. 

Let's face it, some of us need to lighten up.

  • Welcome to my Studio

    My studio is on the ground floor of our split-level home in the woods of Oregon. When I gaze out the window I feel like I'm in a treehouse because we're on a hill that overlooks the neighbors' treetops. It's a very quiet street - perfect for focusing my creative energy. 💕

  • Process

    Working by a large window is essential for my creative process. I like to watch people walking, often with their happy dogs. I like to see the mailman arrive to deliver the mail and watch as deer or rafters of wild turkey saunter by. I'm a modern Gladys Cravitz, but I haven't spotted any bewitching occurrences...yet.

  • Essential Tools

    Lots of pens, pencils, markers, and erasers fill miscellaneous containers near my desk. I also have my camera and a tripod perched on a table in front of the window for photos with lots of natural light. But the tool I like the most is a set of binoculars. Sometimes I need to know what the neighbors have planted in their gardens 😎

  • My Desktop

    My husband and I are avid gardeners and we're eager to plant some cutting flowers in our new location. I think everyone should keep at least one living thing on their desk - a single wildflower, a sprig of mint, a plump succulent. It reminds me of what's truly important. I find any little reminder of nature to be very calming.

  • Inspiration

    I'm a multipotentialite (thank you Emilie Wapnick for shedding light on this trait). I find inspiration everywhere I look, so ideas fill my notebooks and scrap papers tucked into notebooks. I'm learning to accept that I'll never get to all of them. Mostly, inspiration comes from my fellow artists and keeping up with what people are talking about.