100 Days of Pillows (37-41)

Another week of the pillow project is complete (yes!). It feels good to be approaching the midpoint. This week had more “what am I going to draw” moments that lasted longer than I liked, but my commitment to drawing something by the end of each day hasn’t wavered.

The first design was inspired by a recent stay at Hotel Parq Central in Albuquerque, NM. The building was originally constructed in 1926 as the Santa Fe Hospital and was converted into a boutique hotel in 2010. It was fascinating to walk through its halls and wonder about the stories they could tell. Articles from the hospital are on display inside the hotel, including keys that belonged to the original rooms.

vintage keys pattern

Where there are vintage keys…there are vintage locks.

vintage lock pattern

I noticed my patterns were trending toward “tight” designs, so I intentionally went with a larger scale in this floral pattern. I wanted a simple design that made fun use of the negative space, or the empty space around the objects.

modern floral pattern

Another large scale pattern with these poinsettias. For some reason I had Christmas on my mind that day. Could it be all the Christmas commercials on TV or the decorations already in every store? Hmmmm….. 😉 I adore the color palette used here. You just can’t go wrong with Christmas colors.

poinsettia pattern

And lastly, I reused the cream colored poinsettias from the previous design to create a wreath. My sister-in-law commented how she could see a large “JOY” or “NOEL” on the previous pattern, so I took inspiration from that and hand lettered the word “Joy” inside the wreath. I quite like it!

poinsettia wreath illustration

Since next week is Thanksgiving, this project will be put on hold for 2-3 days. But no fear, I’ll get right back into it after the holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours. ❤

~ Christina

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