Playing with Patterns

Happy 2016! I can't believe it's here already, but I've started out with a bang, working on new illustrations and a website revamp. In my last post, I promised to share my entry for the Spoonflower Fabric 8 competition. Here it is, on the left. I wasn't selected for the semi-finals and was disappointed at first, but decided to use it as a learning experience and played around with different pattern layouts using the same or similar motifs. I ended up with the pattern on the right, which I like much better. I doubt this one would have been selected either, as it doesn't really fit the vintage vibe they were looking for, but it's true to my style so I'm happy with it. I'll be sharing some of my new illustration work soon, so stay tuned!