Started at Hallmark:
Started at Keepsakes:
If you want to shower artist Sharon Pike with compliments, laugh at her designs. Since joining Keepsake Ornament design staff in 1983, she has repeated a bounty of chortles, guffaws, and belly laughs with such work as Nutty Squirrel, Owliday Greetings, and Meow Mart. Inspiring much of her artistic vision are the antics of her three house cats.
“They’re unpredictable, and that’s a quality I see in my art—unpredictability. My characters are always just a little bit off the wall, just off center. You’ll know they’re mine because the characters are always posed so they are looking right at you,” she says.