The hello world handmade pillow

M and J goes for a bike ride

A few weeks ago I was walking to my mail box – yes, I still get snail mail– and saw my two young neighbors (Lets call them M and J) enjoying a lovely Florida day on their bike. As I approached J turned and waved – “hey Al” – “Hey J, please be careful”, I said, “hold on with both hands”. After all, we live onĀ  a cobble stone street, so if she fell off, that would certainly blight her prospects of becoming a model.

Seeing both kids reminded me of my brother and I. As a kid, I rode on the back of his bike and like M and J, I am 2 years his senior. M is 8 and his sister is 10.

Naturally, since I am in the pillow making/surface design business, I was inspired to design a pillow depicting the scene.

Hello Al!

My first draft did not include the cobble stone road…

Option 1

But I thought it looked a bit drab – it needed more color. If I punch up the color on the cobble stone, that should do the trick.

I also tried different back grounds, but, since my signature style is kids playing in open spaces, I decided against this option.

Mini Chevron

Maybe I will do one with a chevron background, that seems to be hot these days. But for now, I am sticking with the our doors.

Sitting pretty

What do you think?



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