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patterning process

I spent a little time last night creating a new pattern called leaflets. This simple line drawing ended up with a multitude of ways to experiment and add texture and depth.

I am not sure why I create these patterns. It's like a game of solitaire, is it a waste of time? or just passing time without thought? I love the jigsaw aspect of fitting the elements together to create a seamless mix of line and color. My quilts don't use pattern (since I prefer working with the line work of the thread). I am not a pattern person in my surroundings, eschewing things like wallpaper and pretty little skirts. What is it?

©2011, Paula Kovarik

Reader Comments (2)

Love the different ways to present this simple drawing. Why can't it be fabric? Huh? Send it off to some design house and make it for the world.
July 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPat Pauly
It's not a waste of time, I think that sometimes we just have to let stuff out. I am a firm believer in the fact that images designs, whatever, that we create, we'll be there when we need them. Maybe like a reverse of the missing link idea, we're just making the missing links before we have a chain. It's kind of like having a garage full of cars that are waiting to be driven, eventually they will take you somewhere.
July 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjean

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