Spring is a little fickle at the moment, one day glorious sunshine and green leaves budding with blooms in full floweriness and the next day, cold and grey and soggy fallen petals. So ever the optimist lets shout out SPRING with a new collection of patterns and colours inspired from a few blooms I have outside.
I have been hunting through a lot of fabric lately, designing new fabric patterns and looking for some pretty patterns for making my own crib sheets, gathering inspiration from coloured pencils, ribbons, hearts and playing with different shapes cut from scraps of textiles.
I like working with different materials sometimes, getting away from purely drawing or digital work, gives a different perspective sometimes and it’s fun!
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The day started one way and ended another! I have worked on new designs in several different colourways, they are under wraps for the moment until they go into production with THE company! YAY!
So I thought I would take some time out to design for the A-Z of flowers. Working on the letter H at the moment and my first thought was of Hellebores! I love their colours combinations from chocolates to cherry purples, pinks, white and lime green…..but this happened instead, a combination of textures and floral blooms and I love the outcome.
Hellebores on the other hand were definitely not working today and can wait for tomorrow, some days you have to go with the flow and apparently I am still on a vintage fling. Happy days!
These are also number 29 for the #365patterns a day challenge! This is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog and check out more of my patterns on instagram (patternandco)
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Bachelor’s Button (or Cornflower.) A pretty flower, I remember drying them as a child , along with lavender!
Screenshot from illustrator.
I had real fun working on these but the best part is hopefully one or two of the designs are destined for a specific company, just waiting to get the official nod
The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!
If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!
Pattern 5 is a mixed media, tissue paper, paint and texture mash up all within a repeat pattern. (Easier to make than say lol)
Added to the 365 Patterns design Challenge* on instagram, please join me over there (patternandco)
Also available as a print!!
*The 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog.
Before I forget Pattern 4 of 365!!! Where the floral folk gather
Added to the 365 Patterns design Challenge on instagram, please join me over there (patternandco)
The 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog.
The swans along the water glide,
Unfettered and yet side by side–
So should true lovers ever be,
Together ever–ever free.
The Swans Along The Water Glide by Edith Nesbit
Prints available in the store.