drawing on grandmas pillow

A Creative Life, Art Apparel, pattern design

As a kid I remember drawing on almost anything I could. In self defense my Grandmother kept a stack of paper, pencils and a few crayons in her kitchen and encouraged me to stick to those surfaces. Oh, and there was a small blackboard with some color chalk.

I loved those materials but now and then I strayed; I drew in chalk on the wall, the porch and the sidewalk, I drew with sticks in the mud, I drew on paper napkins, I drew with berries in the kitchen sink, I drew with a blue crayon on a pillow case.

I think the blue crayon on the white pillow case upset Grandma the most.

So let’s just say that after the “pillow case incident” I got the message about staying on paper or chalkboards.


Until now.

Recently (as an adult professional artist I might add) I’ve had the opportunity to do some pattern designs for pillows! White luscious pillows covered with my art! Childhood dreams do come true! Or perhaps people now-a-days are simple more okay with me drawing on the pillows?  http://www.shopvida.com/collections/sue-clancy

You can see a video of me making the blue star pattern on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cAx88mwARqo

2 thoughts on “drawing on grandmas pillow

  1. Great story. I like that you can incorporate childhood naughtiness into your professional career. My now 7 year old drew on his pillow a year or so ago and claimed it was an accident, that he had dropped the pen. Except that the ink mark was a face with features and a body with limbs. It faded a bit but never came out in the wash. We call the pillow art work “Accidental Mark”.

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    1. Thank you! Glad you liked the story! Glad also to hear that I’m not the only kid who drew on a pillow! What a great title you gave your 7 year olds pillow art! “Accidental Mark” Lol! Was ‘mark’ the name of the figure that accidentally appeared? 😉 I’ll bet your 7 year old has a great artistic future ahead!! My pillow art on grandma’s pillow case didn’t come out either – and I remember having to try to scrub it out by hand, with grandma “showing me how”. Lol!

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