Today Tillycat joined the photo shoot for this pillow I just completed. It's made of burlap, silk, 1960's Guatemalan cotton from my grandmother's fabric stash, old linen pants, and Italian linen. Read more about the inspiration for the textile design here and more about Tillycat hereThe image of the reclining cat in the grass staring at the pillow reminded me of Andrew Wyeth's painting "Christina's World"....
...although I'm guessing that Wyeth's model probably wasn't as interactive as Tillycat:
Here's another pillow I completed this week from a textile inspired by the local landscape
I began designing the textile with the strips oriented horizontally. The pillow has a different feel when you turn it different directions.
I've also been thinking of bird's nests.... I mocked this up from scraps while I was on the phone with a friend
...random pieces loosely organized about a center-- a pretty accurate diagram of our conversation that evening....
reminds me of this drawing I did in '09
Patterns, landscapes, using whatever happens to be in the scrap pile? Which direction do I take?