WINKING SUN was my signature design for RUNNING STUDIOS of Upland & Paso Robles, a silk screened greeting card company and my first art employer! I loved designing whimsical & colorful images for this unique line of cards. My DESIGN method was also unique - cut paper collage & ink. I was a free lance designer for Running Studios for 30 years. During this time I also painted and exhibited contemporary landscapes & mixed media art (see Early Art). In the '80s & '90s I developed a line of silk screened beachwear - MERLYN MORENO DESIGNS. Winking Sun was the label art for MMD. Colorful beachwear - cover ups, sweat shirts, tee shirts, tote bags and beach towels were all part of the wearable art company line. MMD as well as RUNNING STUDIOS products were marketed locally and countrywide.