Living Local

Let me be clear. There’d be no Paola Pillows if not for Mother Nature dishing up incredible flowers I get to shoot and share with you. I love this job!
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Back to Nature

The Mud Maiden, a celebrated resident of the Lost Gardens of Heligan is content to rest on Paola Pillows because she intuitively senses that they like herself, came from the earth.
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Summertime is all around us.

Summer is in full swing and the orange daisies and yellow day lilies are a welcome addition to dense green foliage. I especially like this one that  newly opened, looks like powered sugar is sprinkled across its petals. If I was a bee, I’m sure I’d have lunch there.
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Woodland- A New Paola Pillow

Meet the new Paola Pillow – Woodland. I thought the Chesterfield leather couch a worthy backdrop to a pillow with lots of personality. Recently, someone told me he thought my pillow designs were too “girly” and would I consider a hunting motif? The short answer was “no”.
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Born At The Right Time

I had to rush home today and shoot one of my very newest pillows- I love this version of a lighter green hosta known as August Moon. It’s a first for me as I often use a very different hosta for pillows. This one is a strong light green color. I call the pillow Palma, as she reminds me of palms- Gentle and even in her drama. An interesting combo.
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The Fourth of July

There’s a shopping mall near our house that used to be a 44 -acre brass mill complex. For many years after it closed it was an eyesore. Until it was re-created with new purpose- a shopping destination- complete with pictures of metal gears on the walls.
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The Art of Decorative Pillows

Speaking of decorative – June is when colors slow down in my garden. I miss them! I’ve been so busy inside-even though the peonies have started blooming, I have yet to get the camera on them. Tomorrow is another day.
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