Most of the time I love all my creations, but sometimes I have dear ones that I hold very close to my heart, like this Frida Kahlo pillow and its black beads. Last year, during my stay in Con Con, a small beach town in Chile, I met a very special lady. One day I entered to this mind blowing vintage store. As I started a small chat with the owner, she kept looking at me with her eyes wide open. Then, she interrupted to tell me story. Earlier that day, she was alone and upset sitting by the beach trail when she saw a woman with pink hair. She looked at this woman walking by and felt a sense of peacefulness so she dried her tears and continued looking at the blue pacific ocean (Yes! pink hair makes people happy) So to her surprise, a couple of hours later this woman with pink hair (and funky looking) entered to her store; that's why she was looking at me with such as big eyes. We became instant friends and I went back to her store to share a cup of tea and a laugh every time I could until I came back to the states. At her amazing store is where I bought these black vintage beads along with other beautiful very old stuff that I have now in my home. That is the beauty of handmade; and that is why I love so much to make one of a kind pieces because you are not simply buying a item, you are acquiring a story with meaning.
I have not enjoyed an embroidery project like this one in a long time! There is something about this girl that I simply adore <3. She will be part of the my next adventure: a collection of pillows with embroidery patches. This is the process of how this girl came to life!