First Pattern

These past few weeks I have been trying to resolve what EXACTLY I feel most passionate about creating. Every day I have been dabbling in various creative projects including:

calligraphy

unique hand lettering

paper goods 

greeting card designs

original chalkboard paintings

original PATTERNS

Pattern creation is somewhat of an obsession of mind. I am addicted to shopping in all kinds of new and re-used item stores analyzing pattern, color and textures of fabric. When I find a color / pattern that SCREAMS "RACHAEL THIS IS SO YOU" there is nothing more satisfying than taking that item home. With this in mind, I have been more focused on trying to create personal work that is just that - personal. Colors I like, shapes I like, things I would purchase myself, things that I save for myself to constantly revisit for inspiration. All of these elements are how I made myself be decisive about what I was going to create today. 

I am extremely excited to share this creation. Here is what I would consider my first successful repeat pattern! I may have clapped upon its completion...... SO much excitement and inspiration overflowing in me. 

Thank you for viewing, and I hope you enjoy! xx

 This was what my initial idea

This was what my initial idea

 This is the original artwork - created in watercolor, gouache and graphite. 

This is the original artwork - created in watercolor, gouache and graphite. 

 

 

 

 

 Ginkgo Pattern with white background

Ginkgo Pattern with white background