Sunday, August 26, 2007

Pillows * Pillows * Pillows

I love designing pillows but after drawing over 400 different designs I feel like I'm drowning in them. Here is a tiny sample from my next book The Design Directory of Bedding and Bedroom Furnishings.

I have drawn square pillows, rectangular pillows, round pillows, heart shaped pillows, moon shaped pillows, boxed pillows, flower shaped pillows, even a crown shaped pillow.


I dream about pillows, I dream about drawing pillows, I dream about coloring pillows, I dream about sewing pillows, I dream about fluffing pillows. I can't wait to move on to another exciting category like - lets say - dust ruffles!

There are 44 pillows shown above. Can you imagine 400? Now you know why I have pillows on the brain !!!

Putting together the worlds most complete reference on bedding is not an easy task. It is definitely a job for someone who is a bit crazy and obsessive - That's Me !!!

I have a specific set of criteria for designs to be included in the book.

1. The design must be driven by it's pattern of construction - not merely by fabric selection or trim.
2. The design should be universal. It should be able to be transformed in it's appearance from contemporary to traditional through the manipulation of the designers product choices, ie: fabric selection, trim etc.
3. The design should be classic in nature and not driven by current trends.
4. The design should be simple in it's construction and easily reproduced by any professional workroom.

Of course there are always exceptions to the rules but for the most part the designs I have compiled fit the criteria. If you have a favorite pillow design send it on over to me.

The grueling part of the job begins when I have to color all of these illustrations! Now that's a fun job!

2 comments:

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Wow, I can't even imagine drawing 400 pillows. Your illustrations are beautiful! It sounds like your book will be a great resource!

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Thanks Cindy,
I loved the pictures of your boudoir.