It started with a craft night with some girlfriends. I have a hard time focusing on art when I’m around others, so I usually bring something that doesn’t require a lot of attention. This night I brought some regular printer paper and a pencil. While we chatted I scribbled out the flower pattern on a halved sheet of paper (used as a #littleartbook backdrop in the above picture).
I liked how it looked, so I thought it would be fun to make more. So much of my favorite art and design start out that way. No pressure, just fun play. I like how the pencil looked, and went with the bare, basic and scribbly quality of the pattern illustrations.
I folded a bunch of pieces of paper to put together a booklet. Then, I found this 8.5×11 sheet of grid paper I had also scribbled out with pencil for another project, and figured it would make the perfect cover.
Forks, knives and spoons, and few plates for good measure
Some abstract blingy rings
Back to the original pattern, which I had drawn out on the side of paper which would either have to be a left center spread page or a left page in the back. Because I liked it so much I decided to make a center spread and do another pattern on the opposite. They are unrelated, but maybe I should have done another pattern that was meant to work with the first.
Some little houses
And of course, lily of the valley.
Stay tuned as I use some of these patterns for other projects.