A pattern a day? 365 patterns?
The thought makes me a wee bit uncomfortable.
When I was first introduced by the girls at Caravan shoppe/blog to this concept, my first thoughts were “Fun,definitely challenging,will definitely take a peek, but no, cannot do this!”
Well, here I am ~ 4 days in~ and all is good.My thoughts have calmed and I am feeling confident about the project.
It’s fun. It’s slightly addictive. It already has a great community of designers involved so there is the added bonus of connecting with others.It’s inspiring!
Most importantly for me though is ~ creativity everyday.
Day 1~ My thoughts turned to panic as I thought of the endless days ahead having to create with a goal in mind. It’s easy to doodle here and there and splatter some paint on a daily basis, but to create a finished product is a whole other thing. That, my friends, is stressful for me.
Day 2- My thoughts changed to acceptance.This will be a challenge, but a process that will have me exploring new ideas and ways of representing life around me.It will have me finding inspiration,creating and improving my digital skills.
My goal is to be creative everyday. Explore new motifs, play with colors and start the process of patterning. If I complete a pattern a day then yippee for me. If not, I will at least be one step closer.
Day 3 – My thoughts have changed from fear of having to create to a feeling that there are hardly enough days in the year for all the patterns going on in my head.
Once you start creating, creativity has this odd way of finding you. You start to look at things in a different way, ideas start flowing.You start to become more aware.Big sigh of relief
It is going to be a challenge and there will be days that I may just pop out a single motif, but the importance here is to just be creating.
I am working hard building up my surface pattern design portfolio and right now I can’t think of a better way to get the creative juices flowing than to be challenged by others to just get down and do it.
Thanks to Melanie and Alma of Caravan blog. More details for you over on their blog.
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