It is safe to say I am addicted to pattern making. I still feel so new to this medium, I’m still figuring it all out, but overall I am so happy to see these come to life. The mock-ups really help me envision what they could be too!
Just wanted to share what I have been working on lately. A little pattern collection inspired by April Showers, which thank goodness isn’t a blizzard and 30” of snow this year. I’ve recently started creating patterns with my illustrations and I am loving the process. Except a ton more to come. This also marks Day Three of my 100 Day Challenge. I will post a weekly recap here of that as I work on it, and this new collection is part of that challenge as well!
I’ve been so obsessed with making patterns lately. It is oddly so calming, fun, and there is just something about moving shapes around until they are just right that is so satisfying!
This is another one I created using my autumn leaves clip art. It has been so much fun just coming up with different autumn color schemes. I’ve known how to make patterns for some years now, but since getting a subscription to skillshare and taking some classes on there, I feel like it was just the refresher I needed. I just recently took Jessica Swift’s pattern camp, which I recommend to anyone interested in learning more about creating their own patterns!
Happy Autumn Everyone! :)
I’ve been hard at work on some new art, and it is all available as a digital clip art collection! Being inspired by autumn coming and the fact that the leaves are already starting to change up here. I’m hoping to make many more of these types of collections going forward, and also some patterns along the way as well.
What fall project will you create?
The plan was to have a video for this piece, but alas it did not come together as planned. This piece came out of left field for me, and was unexpected. I probably should go back in and clean it up a bit more, but I'm so excited to share it with you. I was able to reuse the flowers from my garden journal, which is always a surprise to me, but inspiration comes from everywhere.
The illustration was inspired by my daughters love for her baby dolls, and it reminds me so much of myself as kid. I had so many dolls, and they went everywhere. The ones that my mom saved are pretty worn out, but that hasn't stopped them from being played with once again.