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Nautical by Nature - Summer Pillow Project

I live 1 block from the beach and although I am grateful for what some people think is an excellent location, I am a tiny bit envious of my neighbors who has the beach in their back yards. This summer I have decided to remedy the situation by bringing the beach inside. To that end, I have designed some nautical themed graphic pillows inspired by my coastal surroundings. [caption id="attachment_1318" align="aligncenter" width="400"]light house pillow Jupiter Light House[/caption] I have a spectacular view of this iconic light house. I drive by it every day - it has become the backdrop to my life. I wanted to bring it inside, so I did a drawing - from my perspective of course - and created a pillow. [caption id="attachment_1315" align="aligncenter" width="401"]lighthouse A Light House on a hillside[/caption] The Boston Marathon tragedy occurred while I was creating the image for the for the pillow shown above. I had visited a light house in Boston the previous summer so I wanted to create a kind of memorial pillow - although, such a tragedy is impossible to forget. [caption id="attachment_1319" align="aligncenter" width="400"]lighthouse pillow Boston Light House[/caption] The beach has become my second office. I am there every chance I get. Most days you will see me there with my sketch pad and pencils drawing the images in my head. [caption id="attachment_1321" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Sea Scape Sea Scapes[/caption] The images in my head usually end up as a pillow - my way of bringing the outside inside and adding so color to my life. [caption id="attachment_1322" align="aligncenter" width="400"]nautical pillow Light House Pillow[/caption] Even if I lived inland, I think I would still have some part of my home decorated with a nautical theme. [caption id="attachment_1324" align="aligncenter" width="400"]by the sea Hanging out at the beach[/caption]

Who said coastal decor had to be seahorses, seashells & driftwood :)

xoxo

Al

 

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