Oh Really, Art Pillows and Art Dolls

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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.

San Diego Fair I won !!! 1st Place and American Sewing Guild Award!

My “Dragonfly GunMetal Gala Dresswon 1st place and the American Sewing Guild Award at the San Diego County Fair!! What an honor!! My aprons won first and second place….Such a treat.  I am truly astonished to receive such an distinguished award when I still carry some of that childhood insecurity, since I failed Home Economics in Junior high for both sewing and cooking….Still can’t cook!!Gala dress sideDragonfly Dress Yellow Ribbon Fair

2nd place pink apronyellow blue cornflower front1st place yellow blueRibbon dress 1st place

 

I’m the Cover Girl of Apron.ology!!

ImageI’m featured on the cover of Apron.ology February issue!

With the “Polka Dots & Teal” on the cover and my “Politics in the kitchen” on the inside!

You can buy the magazine from my Etsy account or my website for $16 signed and with a free bookmark as a small token of appreciation!

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My Couture Artistic Apron can be bought at my store on Etsy or my website for $145. With only one for sale it’s going to the first buyer! I hope whoever will purchase it will use it well and have as much fun with it as I did making it!

In the article my apron “The Republican” is being featured on the inside in the article “Politics in the Kitchen” it’s also mentioned on the front cover as well! Being sold for $75.75 with only one!

Modeled by Elena Triela and Peyton Carroll.