Ida Pearle grew up in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. She began both drawing and playing the violin as a small child and has pursued both of these interests as an adult, playing and recording with groups as varied as The Magnetic Fields and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Though her main creative activities today are focused on the visual, the musical is evident in her cut paper collages which are characterized by the movement and gesture in the children she depicts. Inhabiting the wonderment, freedom and uninhibited curiosity of childhood Ida's work encourages imaginative play in children. She makes picture books and produces a line of decor and stationary products for children. She still lives in New York city and her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Parents.com, Apartment Therapy, CookieMag.com, CoolMomPicks.com, Canadian Family, Venus magazine and many others.