Oh Really, Art Pillows and Art Dolls

oh really magazine
Oh Really, Pillows and Art Dolls by Trish Vernazza!  Featured this Summer, June 2016 Sew & Sommerset Magazine by Stampinton Press Magazines!!  Available for Sale on my Etsy site.  Free Motion stitching with watercolors & acrylics.  Signed Magazine also for sale!

I created my art pillows by dropping the dog feet on my sewing machine.  Initially, I did not understand what a “dog feet” attachment was, as I was actually look for a sewing foot/attachment in the shape of a dog.   These pillows are perfect to decorate your home, your pet area, wedding pillow gifts for the bride and groom, father’s day and mother days celebrations along with just owning an artist doll.

“Oh Really!”, was my first doll, showing my expression in trying to learn techniques while laughing at myself. I loved emphasizing the eyes.

This was followed by my “Emerge”pillow.  Self expression of a woman emerging from their own psyche while exploring the expectations from life and others.  She begins to see and understand her own substance as she emerges beside two walls of flowers.

“Knowledge and Life Lessons”, are  representational of a couple in a relationship. I of course, used the image of myself and rocker, guitarist husband, Johnny V, for image references.  I felt we were both gaining and sharing knowledge and life lessons.  This is a great pillow for a wedding gift, bride and groom or those renewing their vows! Note the Hot Lips and the bird of knowledge sitting on the woman’s head.

“Brown Girl Contemplating”, is a result of my dear friendships, interactions and  long time membership with NCAAWA.org (North County African American Women’s Association.  I have a dear friend who during meetings and decision making I can see the contemplation on her face and just smile.  I remember thinking about her own diligence to accomplish tasks, so when I was getting frustrated trying to get a handle on my sewing machine, I just smiled.  Thus I created, “Brown Girl Contemplating”.

“Kitty Boy”, is the perfect pillow for A man and his cat.  I made this after watching the love and interaction of my husband and our Cat, FrankieBJ.

Love Me, is a perfect pet pillow you can hang over your animals bed or give to that special someone.

All art pillows and art dolls are hand made, hand sewn, original ideas  on duck cotton cloth, with fancy couture fabric , thread and stitches.  Created by me, the Artist:  Trish Vernazza.

Painting Brushes and their Holders


After enrolling in oil paint classes and finally understanding my brushes, how to clean them, etc., I needed to store then in a roll up.  They no longer sell these  at Aaron Brothers so I decided to make my own.  I used Cotton Duck Cloth and scrap fabrics of the zodiacs I had lying around the house.  Voila!!! I shall paint away.  Thank you to everyone who has given me brushes and paints over the years.  Never knew I had so many until I made my holder!

Search for Knowledge

Questioning Knowledge

I have the honor and a wonderful opportunity to be published in another book, authored by Richard Bardgill, illustrating chapter 4, parable for Existentialism and Zhuangzi, Daoism.  Published by Rutledge in a few months.  Both of my drawings are available for purchase on my Esty.  www.visionsofvenus.etsy.com.  The quest for knowledge is a man whose wisdom is bigger than the world and while others come to question their own search he validates their own knowledge.   My Man and his two birds are about self reflection.  Note the man’s eye is shaped like a bird, (my unconscious signature).

IMG_0233 copySearch for Knowledge