Repeat patterns are my true love. I don't think I'll ever tire of making them. I've made hundreds and hundreds, and I'm sure there are hundreds more waiting to come out!
I can't remember why, but I was looking through my portfolio
the other day, and as I went through each pattern collection I kept thinking "I'm sick of this one, I'm sick of that one"
-- guess that means it's time to make some new work, eh?
Looking back through my work always kickstarts my creativity -- I'm not sure what it is about browsing through my own archives.... it's like it helps me remember who I am as an artist, and it helps inspire new ideas. How weird that looking at old work inspires new ideas. Maybe it's that I'm filling my head with my own images, so it helps block comparison or doubting thoughts and instead opens the creative floodgates to let new work come through. I'm not sure.
Anyway, I thought I'd share some of my very favorite patterns
I've created with you today. These are my tried and true! No matter how old they are and no matter how many times I see them or use them for products, I never get tired of them. I don't know what it is about these ones, but they sing to me over and over.
(The last few below are newer ones, created in 2013, so we'll see if they stand the test of time...!)
At the top: Circus Bears (2009)
Second from top: Shalimar (2010)
Above: Masoud (2010)
Above: Anka (2010)
Above: Samantha (2010)
Above: Preeti (2011)
Above: Badria (2011)
Above: Sparre (2012)
Above : Rosalia (2013)
Above: Arctic Spring (2013)
Above: Esmerelda (2013)
Above: Skybird (2013)
I've thought since 2009 when I created that Circus Bears pattern at the top that it would make the cutest pajamas, but it hasn't come to pass yet. Pajama manufacturers! Are you reading this? That pattern would make the cutest pjs! Email me. :)
Happy Friday, friends! Hope you'll be doing something festive and fun.