From inspiration to pattern making

Finding inspiration on morning runs on the Big Island of Hawaii.  So many unusual shapes and textures native to the Island all begging to be picked up. I almost tripped a few times on my own feet.

Sharing my inspiration ~ journal page
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Playing with shapes, colors and different textures found and finding inspiration for pattern making.

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Playing with ideas and having some fun. I am not sure how the paint chip pattern came into play, but why not! I try not to think too much, but just have fun putting together the pieces of the puzzle. These patterns are all a work in progress, left to sit and be tweaked upon later.
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For me , finding inspiration is all about starting and  getting the creative juices flowing. Some patterns I will love, others, not so much. It is all part of the pattern making process.Sometimes they just need a few days to sit and wait to have fresh eyes upon them.
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All patterns contributed to #365 patterns on Instagram. Come on over and join in.

I am always in need of more visual inspiration so click here to follow me on Instagram~ I will be sure to follow you back!

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14 thoughts on “From inspiration to pattern making

  1. lovely patterns Julie…
    my personal favourite is the paint chips one… like how it def comes from the same inspiration but isn’t so literal 🙂
    I also love all the natural elements you collected for your inspiration.. the pic with tha white background is gorgeous!

  2. you’d make a killing at the keahou market with these…or you could just hang them on the wall!! love it! (and yes, you were tripping over your feet…haha)

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