I’m so proud to introduce my newest pattern collection, Persistence. This collection came together unlike any in the past. I literally mindlessly sketched out the crane and from there envisioned more than half of the rest of the collection. I chose “persist” as my word of 2019 and designed my first pattern for this collection based on that word. Cranes often represent eternal life and good fortune in many cultures and I felt like the crane was a lovely symbol of persistence. For me 2018 was all about learning and growing in my art practice, but 2019 is persisting in that practice and not only that - but it’s time to SHOW MY WORK. That feels scary and honestly I get butterflies in my stomach when I hit publish on my website or even Instagram. It’s rough sometimes, so Persistence speaks to all of that. For me it shows my growth as an artist, but still stays true to my style and perspective.
The color ways in Persistence are moodier than my previous collections, which I’m sure is a reflection of designing them in the midst of a very gloomy February here in Texas. I hope you love them as much as I do, and even though the four patterns featured below are only a small portion of the entire collection - I have lots more peeks coming. I will be featuring more patterns from the collection over on my Instagram page, so make sure to follow along if you are interested.
I created little video of me creating my “Scattered Petals” pattern. It is sped up because even though I love to spend an hour (ok…hours sometimes depending on the pattern) working on a pattern - I’m not sure how compelling that would be to watch. The little petals from I used for this and a few other patterns - are all the insides of the little leaf motif I created. (You can see it above in the logo for Persistence.)
Creating photo mockups is one of my most favorite ways to bring my patterns to life. It’s like magic to see something I sketched out come to life on products. Here are a few peeks…