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After a July 3rd lunch with the children we passed a store in the Atrium Mall in Chestnut Hill where at Anthropologie I saw the prettiest pillow...a big 22" x 22"-er. What drew me in was a richly painted landscape. It was a regular cover to a pillow, but the design was a lush oil or acrylic painterly scene over an ordinary floral fabric of static design. You could see only parts of the everyday printed "canvas" but there was the amusing effect that someone had just come along and painted on the pillow. The pillow's other side presented a still life. The grandchildren were very entertained, and Joe who also liked it purchased the art for me. I love it. Hannah and Erika, who spent the night with us after a swim, said they wanted to paint their pillows!
Of course the pillow is way too big, but it has pride of place in the center of the big dark green sofa. Two paintings in one and inspiration. I wonder who the artist is.