Avon resident Peggy Dembicer, who created the artwork on this week's cover, is a mixed media artist using a variety of techniques that spring from her background in fiber arts. Dembicer's work often incorporates seed beads and novelty yarns. She exhibits in galleries and private collections throughout Connecticut. She shows her work regularly at Gallery on the Green in Canton, Artwell in Torrington, Silvermine Art Guild in New Canaan and at the West Hartford Art League. Dembicer divides her time between her active family life, her full-time insurance career and some time each day devoted to her art. To see more, visit her web site.