|photo by Francisca Nunes of some of our posts for her #30daysofpatternstudies|
One of the perks of Instagram, besides finding awesome artists and beautiful art, is discovering interesting projects/challenges.
And it has been a perfect project, post-it are always available, and perfect for when you are on 'hold' on the phone, waiting for a carpool pick-up and lately they have been quite handy while traveling on the train and during the 'lovely, yet repetitive' college informational sessions. This week Francisca posted about her reasons for starting her #30daysofpatternstudies and has posted some of our patterns (make sure to click on the link at the bottom of this post to be taken to her blog!) and I figured I would share how this has been such a terrific experience for me on my blog.
|pattern 10/30 'lovebirds' for Valentine's Day|
First I have really enjoyed getting to 'know' Francisca and her work via Instagram!
|another photo by Francisca Nunes of some of our posts for her #30daysofpatternstudies |
Secondly, any of these daily or monthly projects/challenges are a great way to hone a certain interest or talent. Doing a certain assignment every day for an allotted time takes away the sense of the work being 'precious' or the need for it to be 'perfect', two words that can kill any creativity!!
|one of the rooms at Charleston, Sussex, England|
Creating these 3x3 pieces of pattern has reminded me about how much I LOVE to create pattern, how I used to envision living in a home that I covered with pattern. This explains my obsession with the Bloomsbury Group and the country home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, the Charleston Farmhouse, where the artists decorated the walls, doors and furniture!
Also this project got me to pull out my gouache paints, an opaque watercolor, which I used to use when I was creating illustrations and art for greeting cards (way back when). Via these post-it, I am thoroughly enjoying rediscovering the wonders of gouache, which is so timely as I am reestablishing my freelance illustration and design business this year!!
|pattern 12/30 (pen and gouache)|
To see all of my post-it patterns you can check out my instagram feed and to see see the work of Francisca Nunes and read her thoughts about her project, #30daysofpatternstudies check out her blog:
And lastly, as Francisca noted in her blog, JOIN the FUN!!!
"If you join us post your patterns with the #30daysofpatternstudies and #heartmakespostit, so every patterns will be in the same palace and we all can see the creations of each others!"
|pattern 1/30, felt tip marker and gouache|
hope to post this on spoon flower as a repeat