Iris Apfel

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Iris Apel, Fashion designer, interior designer, American Business women, who is currently a MAC cosmetic model at the age of 96!! Sewing portrait of an Icon and a woman who I truly admire. Known for her famous style of dressing and large black rimmed eyeglasses . Using Free Motion Stitching, embroidery, watercolor on duck cloth. Won 1st Place at San Diego.

Watch the tv documentary of Iris, which will endear you to love her and entice you to follow your dreams and enjoy life and your loved ones. Her husband was great force behind Iris, though deceased, she continues to live life to the fullest. She has redecorated many white houses and most of all for Jackie Kennedy, who they worked very closely together.

My sewing portrait is one of a kind. Collectors item. 16″hx14″w. duck cloth. Looped for hanging with a rod or nails. The background is just as interesting as the front. You get to see the underlings of thread or the psyche side of Iris Apfel.

Available for sale on Etsy.

Courage – Whimsical Art Doll

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COURAGE Art Doll/Pillow. Won 1st place at San Diego Fair 2018!!! It takes courage to be an artist and follow your dream of creating. I draw upon my emotions, feelings and interactions with my community as it is a reminder it takes alot of courage to follow your passion.

My other art pillows are featured in June Summer 2016, Stampington & Press, Sommerset Sew Magazine and won 1st and 2nd place at San Diego Fair 2017.

This comforting art piece is created by artist, Trish Vernazza. Hand drawn my sewing machine , Free motion stitched embroidery and watercolor, acrylic, art pencils, ribbon and fabric. Hand sewn and handmade.

18″h x7.5″ wide

SOLD!

The Marriage – Whimsical Art Pillow

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My Art Pillow is featured in June Summer 2016 Sew Sommerset of Stampington Press Magazines. “Knowledge Life Lessons” Art Pillow created by Trish Vernazza! It won 2nd Place at San Diego County Fair in Art Pillows

A unique, original, one of a kind free motion stitched and water colored art pillow. Done by Free Motion Stitching using my quirky sense of Humor to capture a Couple’s journey through life.

This is the perfect pillow for your home or a wedding gift for the new bride and groom or 1 couple!

Convo with me if you would like a signed copy of magazine for additional cost of $15.00, include art book mark.

14.5″height x 8.5 wide x 1.5 thick

 

Available for sale on Etsy.

Emerge – Whimsical Art Pillow

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A woman of substance Emerges from the constrictions of her life as she develops her own insight. This art pillow is a great gift to give to a woman who has the strength to Emerge from life’s obstacles.

This art pillow is featured in June Summer 2016, Stampington & Press, Sommerset Sew Magazine. !!!!!

This comforting art piece is created by artist, Trish Vernazza. Hand drawn my sewing machine , Free motion stitched embroidery and watercolor.

If you would like a copy of the signed magazine with art book mark, with this pillow for an additional $15.00. please convo with me for inclusion in your purchase.

12″ length by 10″ high

SOLD!

Love Me – Whimsical Art Pillow

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” Love Me” Art Pillow created by Trish Vernazza. A unique, original, one of a kind free motion stitched and water colored art pillow.

Perfect to give to someone who loves their pet. Hangs 11 inches x6.5 wide.

Featured in Sew Sommerset June Summer 2016 Magazine, Stampington & Company.

Available for sale on Etsy.

Kitty Boy – Whimsical Art Pillow

A Man and his cat! Kitty Boy! Watching my husband, blues rocker guitarist, Johnny V Vernazza, play with our Kitty, FrankieBJ, inspired me to make this pillow. Perfect for Father’s day for your Kitty Loving Dad or his birthday! Unique and One of a Kind!

This art pillow is featured in June Summer 2016, Stampington & Press, Sommerset Sew Magazine. !!!!!

This comforting art piece is created by artist, Trish Vernazza. Hand drawn my sewing machine , Free motion stitched embroidery and watercolor.
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Hangs 16.5 inches x 8 inches wide

 

Available for sale on Etsy.

Oh Really Doll – Whimsical Art Doll

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These “Oh Really Dolls” are whimsical art pillow dolls. The main pillow is 9 1/2″ x 5″ x3″ and was created in 2016.

Featured in Sew Sommerset 2016. 3rd Place in sewing at the San Diego County Fair in 2017.

I love the unusual in art, design, people, and life, so naturally I gravitate toward free-motion stitching. The juxtaposition of painted-fabric faces and storytelling through hand-sewn words combined with free-motion stitching embraces my light and humorous style.

Available for sale on Etsy.

“Muse” Whimsical Art Doll

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A whimsical fabric art doll created in 2017.

SOLD

Won 1st Place for sewing dolls at the 2017 San Diego Fair. Collected By Philomena O’Keefe in Ireland 2018.

Zandra Rhodes Embroidered Banner SD County Fair

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Third Place – Sewing Banner at the San Diego County Fair 2015

 

Collected in 2017 b Philomena O’Keefe in Ireland.

 

In 2017 I also met Zandra and was able to show her this piece in person. What a great opportunity!

Sew Sommerset June 2017

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Featured in Sew Sommerset 2017

Embroidered and artistic pillows have always caught my
attention as luxury items used to decorate the home.
The display of these decorative pillows on window seats,
chairs, and sofas indicate that the owner has a sophisticated
and aesthetic value. This peaks the interest of the visitor and
often becomes the start of an interesting conversation.

Lavish pillows were known to have existed in ancient Egypt
and China because the human head was considered sacred
and needed to be cherished. In medieval Japan, noblewomen
and geishas had “tall pillows” to protect their elaborate
hairstyles. Medieval European (the late Tudor period)
pillows were embroidered by young women who practiced
their needlework skills. Their decorative stitches were part
of their preparation for future roles as mistresses of large
households and as helpers to the noblewoman of the court.
This high praise was seen as an indicator of their piety and
diligence.

Having decorative pillows during this time was considered
a fashion statement. These fancy pillows were not only used
to rest parts of the body but also to give comfort while
kneeling. Bibles rested on embellished pillows as a symbol
of respect and protection. Gifts to nobility were placed on
pillows as a gesture of purity and often bore unusual items,
such as portraits of the receiver and messages embedded in
the pockets. ➻