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.
The inspiration for this piece was to choose a word to focus on this year and then design a pattern or art inspired by the word. My 2020 mantra is, "Keep Going," so for the one-word challenge I shortened this to, "Go!"