'All things betray thee, who betrayest Me'*

The Penguin Book of Religious Verse, Edited by R A Thomas, Penguin, 1963.

Cover illustration by Stephen Russ.

*from The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson


Which (colour)way?

Having got completely carried away experimenting with different styles and techniques I’ve decided on some more new cushion cover designs to add to my ‘collection’, including the tribal-meets-stained-glass tiger and ink-pot rainbow stripes you see above. I’ve also a slightly kitsch/kawaii style Tawny Owl waiting in the wings (no pun intended), but she’s not quite ‘right’ yet. As for the folk-style flower designs you see below (inspired by Polish paper-cutting, or Wycinanki), I can’t decide on a design ‘name’ or colours, and need your help. Which two of the following eight colourways do you prefer or would have at home, and what title would you give to the design? I’d really appreciate your feedback*. Comment below or email me at sally@sallyboyle.co.uk. Best name sticks!

*I won’t keep your email address, except to say ‘thank you’.

Heavenly Bodies

I’m currently restocking my Folksy, Etsy and DaWanda online shops with both ‘old’ and new goodies. First up are cushions/pillows in 6 favourite print designs – pugs, peacocks and owls – and 4 new vintage illustrated star maps. All are available both as full cushions or covers only.

I’m especially excited about the star maps. I took them from the 100 year old Children’s Encyclopedia by Arthur Mee, ‘digitally remastered’ the pages, and produced 4 vividly coloured star maps coverlng the skies of the Northern Hemisphere through the seasons. I’ve kept some of the graininess of the originals, which gives a nice vintage ‘screenprint’ effect.

Folksy: Cushions + Digital Prints

Etsy: Cushions/Pillows + Digital Prints

DaWanda: Cushions/Pillows + Digital Prints

I’ll also be relisting giclée prints, greeting card sets and wall decals over the next week or so.