We’ve been spotted!
I am in love with patterns. I was able to take advantage of the Fabric Design course offered by Creative Bug and learned so much about concepting and executing surface patterns. In all my years as a design student, I had never heard of such things as fabric “collections” or “color ways”. Now I am hooked.
Since I am still fairly new to surface design, I have been reluctant to actually sell any of my work in that area. However, I have been a part of the Spoonflower community for a few months now and I decided to take the plunge with the recent “Islands” Design Challenge.
I was inspired by a little rug in my toddler’s room that had these cute “swirls” along a river. I loved the whimsical movement they created. You can almost hear the water dancing around the rocks. Hence the sketching began!
Creating that repeat was no walk in the park, but it was worth it. My “Islands and Waters” pattern is now a featured design in the Spoonflower “RECENT TRENDS” list. How exciting! My first store pattern is one I actually like. LESSON: Inspiration can come from just about anywhere if you simply look around.