Pesky is the offspring of a mother who would often say 'we could make that,' and a father who hoarded second hand stuff in his garage (a sort of charitable Delboy)

She began her creative life as a young teenager, making her own clothes out of duvet covers and writing fanzines about imaginary bands she created with her brothers. This led to eventually producing her own zine, Pocket, in which she interviewed and reviewed real bands, asking them inciteful questions such as 'Peas or cheese?'.

After brief stints as a bingo caller, behavioural therapist, dental receptionist and one of those people who put stickers on oranges, she found her true calling as an artist. She started by selling animal paintings, and then progressed to greeting cards, toys and finally one-off wearable art creations.