Hey friends! How is 2016 treating you? I can’t believe we are in the second month of 2016 and I haven’t blogged yet. Good news is if you’ve been missing me, you can find my micro blogging on Instagram. I have so many ideas floating around in my head and so many drafts, I just haven’t had the energy to give them the time they deserve. All in good time, eh?
So today I have some patterned studies (as you can see)! These were so fun to make because I feel like I’m finally developing the style of patterns I want to pursue…or at least the type of patterns that I set out to make, when I started this series. I’m by no means an expert but every time I sit down to make some patterns, I learn something new and my talents expands. Yay!
For this series, I was inspired by African mud cloth designs. I just swoon over the imperfect marks, the way simple lines make interesting designs, and how the dying technique results in different and unique variations. (In fact, the technique is fascinating and rooted in history. Design*Sponge has a great article on the history of mudcloth that’s worth the read. ) When I sat down to make these patterns, I went to town with markings and designs, so I’m sure this won’t be last the mud cloth inspired pattern series. Hope that’s okay 😉
I’m a sucker for a good ol’ black and white pattern, so the top one is my favorite from this series. Which one is yours? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter!