I'm not exhibiting at Surtex this year, but I've decided to treat my art-making like I am -- usually what happens is I create tons of new patterns in the first half of the year to get ready for Surtex, and then the second half of the year I hardly create any! It's a funny cycle I get in.
This year, since I'm not exhibiting, I don't want to fall into a rut of not creating any new patterns at all -- so I'm trying to set up a new cycle for myself of just creating new patterns all year long. I think it's going to be great, because pattern-making is my very favorite thing!
Here's a peek at a new one I created yesterday, called 'Nocturna'.
You can see above where I first started coloring in one owl, and here, below, is after I've created a repeat out of it:
It's my favorite print I've created in a while. Isn't it fun? I'm digging that sea green color.
Here's a peek at the beginning of a painted background:
I've been creating painted backgrounds on paper lately, which I then use for my inspirational images.
Here's a shot of a bunch of them in the process of being matted
I love documenting my art-making process like this -- I don't always remember to take photos, and I think that will be one of my intentions for the new year. Take more photos!