I have a spoonflower shop where I sell my designs and the best way I’ve found to get my work in front of people is to enter their monthly contests.
This month the theme is Japanese Garden and the winning design is to be paired with a Sprout kimono pattern. For my take on the theme, I was inspired by zen rock gardens. The lines in the sand like stripes on a cloth, though I read they are meant to symbolize water.
The asymmetry of the rocks next to the balance of the lines is really beautiful to me. I decided to make a similarly balanced design with the surprise of little geometric rocks.
To test how the design will look, I created an outline of the kimono shape in illustrator and filled it with my design. All I can say is that I want one.
If you are on Spoonflower and want to test out your design, feel free to use the png outline below (personal use only please).