Recent summer creations inspired by water and swimming. Lakes and ripples. Carefree joy. The feeling of freedom when you float in the water.
I sat down with a pair of scissors and lots of brown paper and started cutting out geometric shapes. Playing with the pieces. Laying the shapes out in different ways, experimenting with torn and cut paper, variations in scale, a patchwork feeling, a sense of depth, a flat feeling, and asymmetrical geometrics.
It was a really interesting experiment and something that I think I'll be weaving into my creative process.
This resulted in a collection of 8 hand crafted, paper-cut, seamless patterns. You can find them here: Paper Cut Geometric Seamless Patterns.
I've been so busy this summer that I haven't been able to keep up with this journal and I find myself now trying to catch up. I've written about my pixel art inspired wild patterns before, but forgot to mention that I've experimented with applying one of them on to clothes, creating a full fashion collection for the summer of 2014!
I named the collection "I Dropped My Ice Cream", and it includes: Bucket Hat, Jumpsuit, One Piece Swimsuit, Linen Beach Towel, Summer Skirt, Summer Dress, Swim Shorts, Summer Shorts, Tank Top Men, Tank Top Women, T-Shirt.
You'll find the entire collection for sale at PAOM.
Lately I've had so much fun experimenting with digital art, creating work inspired by embroidery, stitching, digital glitches and textures. My mother is a marvellous embroiderer, and I've always admired her work which is very creative and where she follows her own ideas rather than ready made patterns. She is my inspiration in this work where I'm combining tactile stitches and threads with a kind of digital glitch feeling.
This pattern is Inspired by denim, embroidery and digital glitches. It's available as a premium pattern at Patternbank.
Last Saturday it was The Day of Cherry Blossom (sakura matsuri) in the downtown park Kungsträdgården. There was so much to see and do and be inspired by! Ikebana (the art of flower arranging), Igo (board game), Tenugui hand towels, origami, kimonos, calligraphy, and manga. Different types of Japanese food and a tea ceremony. A Cosplay show, Yosakoi dancing, a Lolita fashion show as well as Budo Taijutsu, a practical natural real fighting and philosophical martial arts system deeply founded in the lore of the mystic warriors of feudal Japan, both the Samurai and the Ninja.
This time of year it feels like nature is bursting with energy, creation happening at a fast pace, every day, every moment. This year I feel that way inside too, bursting to the seams with creative expression, I can barely keep up with myself.
One of the things I've done lately is to create a series of geometric patterns and make them available for licensing via Pattern Bank. I designed this collection of patterns inspired by the triangular patterns of the fifties, with the soft and vibrant pinks combined with the neutrals found among cherry trees in bloom.
Bright colours and bold shapes, what a happy mood!
Here's my collection of surface patterns for the bolt fabric market. The design is based on my jelly sketches and take their cue from the curves of jelly moulds and the glossy shine on the gelatine. This presentation includes two coordinating patterns and my juicy colour palette.
These patterns would be perfect for a party!