Everything has a new life if needed.

So I went to an estate sale yesterday where a 96 year old woman had seemingly lived her whole entire life in. Her children had passed away before her. Being sad, she spent lots of money on things she really did not need to fill the hole in her heart. Now she has passed and her belongings are moving on in life. Some of it junk, some never warn clothing and shoes. Lots of kitchenware, books and craft supplies.
I found 2 old beautifully crocheted bed spreads/table covers. One was repairable with just having one small hole. The other was pretty ratty and stained. I am salvaging what is good on this and making some pillows. Utilizing the burlap coffee sacks I have acquired and covering the top with the cut pieces of the crochet blanket.
At least I can give some new life to parts of something I believe she had handmade herself…….

crochet pillow

Published by Janice Serilla Art and Design

I have been artistic in one way or another all my life. Growing up in a creative family fueled my desire towards being an artist. I moved to Santa Cruz, CA from Detroit, MI in 2009, I needed a creative outlet and started volunteering at a local Clay Studio where I created many hand built ceramic vessels and fun sculptures. From there, I stumbled into sewing and started a handbag line under the name Mackerilla Design. After many years of sewing my bag designs, (which I currently still sell sewing patterns of my designs on ETSY and through a few online retailers) I wanted to get back to being an artist and started painting in 2014. Since I am passionate about animals and volunteer for rescues, painting dogs and cats in acrylic paint on canvas would be my subjects of choice! But I do love to paint all other living creatures as well as a few humans here and there! My approach is to capture the animal’s essence through the look in their eyes. To show their vulnerability and love for their humans. I truly love painting and have so many ideas continuously swirling in my head! I feel I am still learning and growing. I am looking forward to my future to see my progression as being an artist. -Janice Serilla

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