I have a ‘to paint’ list pinned to my notice board in my studio. But I’ve found that while having a list can be useful, it can be overwhelming deciding where to start because that list is SO long!
My list is organised into categories, one of which is ‘patterns’. I think my pattern ideas have been sitting there for over a year untouched, so this year I thought it was high time to tackle this part of the list.
I spent the last few weeks working on two new patterns, both using my existing artwork and painting new elements. I am so thrilled about how they turned out. I wasn’t confident with making patterns but my confidence is growing after collecting inspiration, reading helpful articles about pattern making, like this post by lovely Natalie, and ultimately throwing myself in at the deep end.
I am excited to carry on with this project creating more patterns. So far, I’ve made Woodland, Butterfly, and Leafy. You’ll see them popping up on new products on my shop in the near future, including the new notebooks I will launch this week!