Most of my surface pattern collections result from many sketches, paintings, and digital designs. But in this case, a single, simple watercolor painting was the springboard to a complete collection of 8 patterns and several illustrations. See how the hero print came together (and peek at a blender and 2 illustrations from the collection, too).
Is it a list of book recommendations? A crossword puzzle? Or a surface pattern design? Yes, yes, and yes! This post details how I turned my own crossword puzzle into a repeat for my Literacy surface pattern collection.
Print, color, and cut out the vegetables you're planting this year, then play with different arrangements until you're happy with your plan. Glue everything down and note harvest dates. Voila! Your custom garden plan is complete.