They are here all the way from the beautiful island of Santorini, Greece, a place I call paradise. These are painted by Allison Ermogenis, a beautiful mother of four. Allison of Aegean Designs grew up in the UK and moved with her husband to the island several years back and is an artist in residence there. I met her last fall on a trip to the Santorini with my husband who attended a scientific conference in Greece. Her work is magnificent. These pillows are actually hand painted on two sides, a beautiful illustration on the front and the back may have stripes or something else. These are on cotton and can be washed, is that a beautiful thing or what?
I first wrote about Allison after meeting her on Santorini here on my Network Connecticut, you can enjoy that read too. Below a beautiful video of the island and Aegean Sea that I shot.