All in all, my 2016 wasn't so bad, but I know it really stunk for a lot of people—and the national and international news/events didn't help. I'm hopeful for 2017. I also find much of the artist community to be hopeful. I think artists are apt to see what is good and beautiful in the world, and in doing so, they stir up hope where none can be found. Here's just a tiny roundup of the light that some artists I follow are bringing to 2017, as shared on Instagram:Read More
I made this pattern about a week ago, but haven't had time to post because of, you know, a sick and teething toddler. I am enjoying the process of learning how to make more complex repeat patterns and transforming my sketches into finished projects. I always waffle on color choices, though. I tend to choose very bright colors for everything (you should see our house). Whenever I experiment with more neutral or non-primary colors, I squirm in my seat. Originally, this pattern had a softer blue and a darker green, but I ended up liking the brighter versions more. I also think it would look awesome in red and white (I'd make everything red if I could). I hope you enjoy this as a desktop background too; it's a nice winter wonderland for me to look at while I'm at work. This is the most snow I'll probably see in Texas this year ;).
Last week was a bit crazy (understatement) in our household with a stomach bug. I was supposed to be at the CreativeMornings Summit conference for 3 days, but instead was only able to attend one half of one day. Just before the shit hit the fan, I managed to sneak in a quick pattern for the Pattern Camp weekly challenge: black + white + one color. This tulip pattern started out months ago as a doodle in my moleskine:
I scanned it, added some color created the pattern below for your digital downloading pleasure. It's available in widescreen, laptop and phone sizes. Hope you enjoy!
Last weekend I participated in Jessica Swift's Pattern Camp. I learned how to make patterns out of all of the things. Every week there is a new pattern challenge in the Pattern Camp group. This week's was "Ghosts" so I played along to practice my skills.
Here are a couple of desktop backgrounds for your downloading pleasure using my quick and dirty Ghosts pattern: