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Artist, mother, social entrepreneur and creator of Children Inspire Design (CID), Rebecca Peragine, has combined her passion for global design with her desire to inspire children to celebrate eco-consciousness and the beauty of different world cultures.

With the success and popularity of CID prints, I (Melissa Isaksson), an educator and lifelong learner of child development, partnered with my talented sister, Rebecca, to collaboratively offer a new spin on CID artwork. With the understanding that children need a sense of self and identity and as parents of multicultural families, we understand the need to connect our children to their roots. With this in mind, Fresh Origins was born.

Creative recycling is at the heart of each design. Every image literally starts out as a pile of scrap papers from old magazines and other post-consumer paper sources. Rebecca then…

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  • Born on September 5
  • Joined May 7, 2011

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About

Artist, mother, social entrepreneur and creator of Children Inspire Design (CID), Rebecca Peragine, has combined her passion for global design with her desire to inspire children to celebrate eco-consciousness and the beauty of different world cultures.

With the success and popularity of CID prints, I (Melissa Isaksson), an educator and lifelong learner of child development, partnered with my talented sister, Rebecca, to collaboratively offer a new spin on CID artwork. With the understanding that children need a sense of self and identity and as parents of multicultural families, we understand the need to connect our children to their roots. With this in mind, Fresh Origins was born.

Creative recycling is at the heart of each design. Every image literally starts out as a pile of scrap papers from old magazines and other post-consumer paper sources. Rebecca then creates her signature art by tearing the pieces of paper, assembling them according to their vibrant colors and drawing inspiration from her imagination and the “life” that each piece embodies. Many of the magazines used are written in other languages thereby imbuing the art with the spirit of that language and the people it represents. Through this approach, the concepts of recycling and world appreciation are ever present.

The customizations of prints by Fresh Origins individually are designed by me, according to you, to provide your child with self awareness, a sense of identity, belonging and an understanding of where they came from. Our site is the ultimate partnership between buyer, seller, and artist to design a piece that is as one of a kind as you and your family are. Part of growing up for a child is the understanding their individual story. It is our belief that children should feel unique, significant, and important by identifying with their life story and what better way to tell their story than through a piece of art.

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