It took me until in this second week of #PatternJanuary to realize this was a month long, daily project and that I hadn’t done one of those for several years. I used to do a daily project once or twice a year and have been wanting to do one again for a long time. Anytime I’d see one I’d think about it, but then I would think of all the other things I want to focus on and decide against it. This time the project is in line with my goals and things I want to be working on.
I knew I wanted to make a video, which would illustrate the time it took to do this piece. As I said when I posted it to instagram, it took 2 minutes to make the piece, but it took 4 hours of procrastinating, so how is that for fast?
This piece is entirely watercolor. I made it while I was at an all day craft event.
Day 10 Time.
I wanted to create a pattern that had a geometric pattern with a contrasting organic pattern. I still want to try adding some more linework patterns to the background geometric shapes.
Day 12 Mug.
In an attempt to possibly finish my daily pattern early in the day, I started working on digitally illustrating a few mugs while it was slow at work. I knew I wanted to paint my vintage McCoy smiley face mug, but then decided to branch out to include other favorite mugs in my collection. The diner mug was an homage to my father who collected diner mugs, so I designed a mug for him, Red Truck Diner. I was really excited that I had the idea and while I was designing it, but now that I type this it makes me so sad to realize that would have been an AMAZING gift to give him in real life… designing a diner mug specifically for him, especially since he was such a hard person to buy gifts for.
This pattern was kind of a bust, and a last minute attempt to get it done, because I have been staying up way too late. My first attempt was to try and make jellyfish with tendrils that were in some sort of pattern, like a Celtic knot. When I was done it just looked like a mess and did not resemble jellyfish or even have a recognizable pattern in the knot. This little art book was what I came up with as a quick alternative to get something done.
Day 14 Dessert
I LOVE DESSERT! Ice Cream, Hawaiian Snow, Cotton Candy, Cookies, Cake, I can’t think of a sweet I didn’t like. Oh wait, lol, guess I’m not a fan of Chocolate, but you add enough sugar to it and I’ll eat it, for example fudge. When proposed with this pattern theme my mind went wild with the possibilities! I even asked people throughout the day “what’s your favorite dessert?” For some reason the same thing kept popping into my head all day long and that was Sprinkles. At the end of the day I just decided to stop fighting it and went with it.