A Year of Patterns: 2016 – 2017

2016 turned out to be one of the most artistically productive years of my life. I created around 85 pattern designs and turned drawing into a daily habit, something I have wanted to cultivate since I was in art school over ten years ago!


I started the year with a mission to research pattern design and create from what I learned. While I lost some of that focus on deep study, I ended up creating a lot of work while improving both my drawing and Illustrator (AI) skills. 


I can contribute a lot of this productivity and improvement to the wonderful feedback I’ve gotten here, on Instagram, and on Spoonflower. Being part of a community of fellow designers has been such an amazing source of inspiration and motivation. 


The year ended on a sour note for many of us, with the political climate of the United States being one of fear and uncertainty. However, looking back over what I accomplished makes me feel better about the year as a whole and excited for the possibilities of personal and artistic growth in 2017. 


I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but I certainly appreciate the opportunity for reflection and gratitude that a new year brings. Here’s to a beautiful, joy filled and creative 2017.


Thank you all for your continued support and inspiration. 



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