Inspired by…a little daydreaming

It’s voting time!

When I first stumbled into this whole new world of surface pattern design no one had ever made mention of competitions. With all my activity in the world of social media, that one just seemed to slip by me. Well, now they have become a part of my weekly life. It seems that competitions are the way to go to get your work out there and seen.

I am not the competitive type.

I have been a bit slow on the uptake here, deciding instead to concentrate on developing my style, working on my website and generally learning. I still have one module left of Rachael Taylors  The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design and its all about getting yourself seen.

Then this came along…

surface pattern design, competition, Julie Hamilton,
Design a scarf to be sold through Anthropologie and Front Row Society?How could I possibly resist the chance of a little bit of me in Anthropologie?

I just couldn’t pass this one up with a clear conscience. You have to start somewhere!

The theme – Elements – fire, wind, water, earth. We were given the mood board pictured above plus a brief description-

‘Your Element’. Earth, fire, wind, water – what’s your true nature? Are you grounded, fiery, impulsive, or rational? We can all be earthly and celestial but there is always something that stands out. Finding your passion changes everything and we want to see you in your element. Show us what’s in your heart.

A little unsure of where to start I took to my photos. They are generally a good indication of what’s closest to my heart. I have no shortage of nature shots, but I felt the ones that rang true to me were those of my time spent at the ocean or on walks in the woods here in Whistler, B.C.

surface pattern design, julie hamilton, competition, winter woods

Winter Woods ~ inspired by winter walks on sunlit days. Bursts of color amongst the white.

surface pattern design, julie hamilton, competition, dogwood branches,

Red Woods ~ inspired by the flowering dogwood dormant in winter, but still  providing beauty in a tangled web of branches.

surface pattern design, Whistler, julie hamilton, winter trees

Winters dusk ~ inspired by winter walks at dusk and the many shades of gray.

In true fashion, I may have got a little carried away. It’s highly addictive though – similar to putting the pieces of a puzzle together.

And my final piece ~ Beachglass.

surface pattern design, julie hamilton, competition, beachglass

Beachglass – small, colorful, treasures found along the shore.Water and sun glistening off them. Individual in shape, color and texture. Irresistible.

Oh goodness. There was a lot of work involved in the production of those.
I wish I could say I wear scarves, but I am more of a hat girl.

When all is said and done, it was a fantastic learning experience. I am still very new to this process. This competition gave me an opportunity to spend some quality time with my photos, cutting and pasting them around in the digital world. It was quite a bit of fun and no mess:)

If you have a moment I would love you to vote! I will try to make this as easy as possible.You can click directly on the pictures above which will take you to my voting page.Or here is a link to my face book page, which has all the links to my work. Just click  on the links there and it should take you directly to my scarves to vote. (Unfortunately they will make you create a log in – just your email address and a password – it’s never that easy:)

After that just press 5 -dont think too much-(said with a smile).I still think that some of those trees may look better on my walls then around my neck! My version of stripes:)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Will keep you posted. Not expecting miracles as there are some beautiful designs, but a girls gotta dream!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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