The hello world handmade pillow

[caption id="attachment_1070" align="alignleft" width="288" caption="M and J goes for a bike ride"][/caption] A few weeks ago I was walking to my mail box - yes, I still get snail mail- and saw my two young neighbors (Lets call them M and J) enjoying a lovely Florida day on their bike. As I approached J turned and waved - "hey Al" - "Hey J, please be careful", I said, "hold on with both hands". After all, we live on  a cobble stone street, so if she fell off, that would certainly blight her prospects of becoming a model. Seeing both kids reminded me of my brother and I. As a kid, I rode on the back of his bike and like M and J, I am 2 years his senior. M is 8 and his sister is 10. Naturally, since I am in the pillow making/surface design business, I was inspired to design a pillow depicting the scene. [caption id="attachment_1072" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Hello Al!"][/caption] My first draft did not include the cobble stone road... [caption id="attachment_1074" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Option 1"][/caption] But I thought it looked a bit drab - it needed more color. If I punch up the color on the cobble stone, that should do the trick. I also tried different back grounds, but, since my signature style is kids playing in open spaces, I decided against this option. [caption id="attachment_1076" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Mini Chevron"][/caption] Maybe I will do one with a chevron background, that seems to be hot these days. But for now, I am sticking with the our doors. [caption id="attachment_1078" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Sitting pretty"][/caption] What do you think? xoxo Al

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