Paola Pillows as Fine Art

This pillow story began years ago with a fascination for the beauty of nature and a desire to bring its beauty into others homes.

As the daughter of artists, growing up in Washington, DC was a total immersion in the arts. My mother played piano daily and with our art professor father, oversaw an intensive arts education- from painting to music, to sculpture and printmaking, sewing and Egyptian paste jewelry. I lived two years in Italy- Salerno and Florence- learning Italian (meeting many) and studying in an Italian sculpture program.

Taking comfort in nature sounds a little escapist. As one of eleven, I spent lots of time outdoors. We were each expected to tend a garden in spring -a chaotic mix of flowers and vegetables. The scent of marigolds still reminds me of late summer in the backyard.

Some seeds become pillows when they grow up. Select images live on in cotton sateen as Paola Pillows– their portraits enhanced and artfully printed with fiber reactive dyes for permanent results- washable and dry cleanable. Turning flowers into three-dimensional art for the home allows me to bring beauty into others lives- people who take comfort in beautiful things. This blog is an ongoing adventure seeking comfort in every day life. How do you find yours? Check us out. You can subscribe here.

Paola Pillows are available for sale at PaolaStudio on Etsy. We also wholesale.