owner and maker of American Roadtrip pennant pillows
Ruby Falls pennant pillow
My new American Roadtrip pillows are getting underway - I love, love these pillows. There is something about the wonderful vintage pennants from all around our country with the fabulous typography and colorful images that I just can't get enough of. Lots more to come! Come see them at the studio!
The Necktie Pillow Project
This is something that started in the back of my mind when riding in my minivan one afternoon with my friend, Nessa Richman. On our way to the Metro Kiss and Ride area to pick up our respective husbands, she exclaimed "there are all the daddies" as we pulled up to the curb. At the time, I thought she was being sweet, but as I ride the Metro and continue to pick up Steve from time to time, I remember her quote as I see all the men standing there after work waiting for rides. Many of them are wearing neckties. The neckties are in a sense, a symbol of commitment, of courage, adulthood and I appreciate each and every one of them.
Pillow of my dad's ties
My friend, Kaye Halter, made this pillow for my Dad of his old ties - a symbol of retirement
Every time I find a new bunch of neckties, I can't help thinking about all the men who work and wore these in days past
Art O Matic Bound
I am going to keep working with these neckties and combined with some photography, am going to hopefully take these pillows as an mixed media exhibition on Dads and Work to Artomatic!