So here it is, my new identity. Well, sort of. I am still Nichol, but my studio is now called Pink Cheeks. Fare thee well, Pillow Monsters and Viva La "Pink Cheeks". I don't even want to get into the process of choosing a new name----it was very head-ache inducing. I like "Pink Cheeks" though. I think it has just the right mix of whimsy, quirky and nostalgia that I am going for. With the Pink Cheeks I am going to focus on more one-of-a-kinds, and get back to the story writing which I love so much. Without much further ado, here is Frederick:
Frederick has an absurd obsession with time. He will never be late for any date, and it makes him feel especially pleased if he is at least an hour ahead of time. He doesn't like to rush because he likes for his heart to beat regularly---one beat per second, like clock work. He keeps it that way by staying calm and always being prepared. He has a koo-koo clock in his kitchen and he has rigged it so the birds koo-koo every 15 minutes, just to be safe, he also has a pet parakeet, Pete, whose cage he set by the koo-koo clock, so that if the koo-koo clock were to run out of batteries, Pete could keep him in check. Frederick enjoys his quiet, orderly life. The only thing he enjoys more is his neighbor, Polly, who sometimes drops by to give Frederick some home-made cookies. Those are the rare times when his heart beats slightly faster than one beat per second.
Frederick will be the very first item in my new shop