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.