Day 11’s theme was “Tile” I worked in watercolor and used my little 4×4 scrapbook pattern journal, with bold and graphic patterns that would work well as floor tiles, and since the pieces are small and set next to each other or “tiled” so it works that way as well. Day 12 Brush – I built this pattern in Paper by 53 and then did some more assembly in photoshop on the desktop.
Day 13 Greenery – Which also happens to be the name of Pantone’s color of 2017, and made me extremely happy to hear because most of the time when I hear what the color is I’m fairly disappointed. I painted some blades of grass and cut them out scrapily to layer, and then added a handpainted Pantone chip.
Day 14 was Ice. All day when I was at work I kept thinking “Ice?” Which then quickly translated to Nice, and then soon enough “Niiice”. So I cut out the letters from gelliprinted papers, and placed it over a scribbley grid.
Day 15 Swan or Flamingo? I had been wanting to do a swan pattern for a long time, maybe even since last year’s Pattern January? I have done two so far, but still have more ideas I want to do. The first one is a pattern made from a tiny handcarved stamp I made, over a watercolor or gesso background, and the second one is gesso over a black watercolor background.
Day 16 Bright – Going back through these patterns I remembering how many of these I actually really loved. It’s funny how time goes by and only one or two struck out as “really great” but that is not true. I love this one so much I want to reproduce it as a fabric and maybe on some other items.
Day 17 Palm – On this day I used a preliminary pattern I made last year and turned all these hands into palm leaves.
Day 18 Rhymes with at – I chose Matt, and since I bought him a ukulele for Christmas and he plays it just about daily, I decided to paint a bunch of ukes. I placed them over another pattern I made last year and these ukuleles might end up being used for another project.
Day 19 House – This is another one of those themes that makes me want to do a bunch. I had the idea of a pattern of dollhouses. I did this sketch and inked it, and watercolored it, and drew it and others, and played with it at the computer and so on and so forth and nothing was clicking so I just ended up sharing this and promised to do more, but shhhhh, I still haven’t yet. I have it blown up so great in my head, but I’m not sure if that means it’s this style or that style and I need to sit down and really think it out before I finalize it.
Day 20 Baked Goods – Before Christmas I had this idea in my head that I wanted to make sugar cookies and then decorate them with piles of royal icing and sprinkles and confetti. It never happened and so this pattern was tribute to that. I thought for sure I might do it with my niece and nephew for Valentine’s day and it still didn’t’ happen and still hasn’t :(
Stay tuned for one more post to finish up Pattern January!