Pattern a Day December Round Up!

What a whirlwind December was! It was a busy month, but in the end, I was surprised by how easy it was to make a pattern everyday. And I wasn’t the only one! A bunch of other awesome creatives joined in and contributed a huge variety of colorful patterns to the mix. I thought it would be fun to share a few patterns from group that came together in December.

Sarah Rowe shared a beautiful variety of textures and colors using watercolor, marker, and even some collage!


Minerva wins the award for the cutest patterns! Aren’t they adorable?


Julie Tillman contributed a variety of styles of patterns in December. I love the donuts!


Natalie Davies delivered some awesome bright colors and fun patterns. I also love that she shared the markers and pens she used for each pattern in her photos!


Tammy from Daisy Yellow was an enthusiastic participant in the pattern challenge, using watercolor for her patterns.


Tricia from Daring Hue gave the challenge a second try in December, and this time she made one every day!

Pattern A Day Challenge - December 7-8

Barbara Wanhill’s patterns were all inspired from events that happened during her day.

Dec 6

Jeannine Saylor drew, stamped, and painted her nature inspired patterns.


Carin Cullen created layers of texture as well as pattern.


Rachel Kinbar had a really unique approach to pattern making, and it was always fun to see what she shared.


Carlene Taylor Simmons drew some awesome patterns with marker and pen.

Part of today's #letsmakepatterns #patternadaydec

Connie Hozvicka from Dirty Footprints Studio drew a few mandala style patterns.


D. Schuyler created colorful, geometric patterns, among others.


Rachel from Staunch Studio created a daily pattern on her iPad!

December pattern no. 14 Trying out the paper app.

Becky Canham went with a holiday theme for the month of December, which really helped me to get into the holiday spirit!


I hadn’t planned for it to become a group project, but I’m happy it did! When I started creating daily patterns, it was something I did on my own as a way to get me doing what I love every day. Little by little it has caught on, and it’s exciting to see so many beautiful patterns everyday, especially in December since I chose to do only black and white patterns.

If you’re on instagram, check out the #patternadaydec tag to see even more awesome patterns from last month, and #patternadayjan to see this month’s ongoing daily patterns. There is also a Pattern a Day group on flickr where you can see even more patterns!

12 Replies to “Pattern a Day December Round Up!”

  1. Seriously Anika, it was so much fun! And perfect for December when there’s so many other things going on, I love seeing all the different approaches to patterns here. Great round up!

    1. This is an awesome post. Thanks for organizing this and putting this all together. It is amazing how different everyone’s solutions are. You have given me a new appreciation for pattern making and I’ve been inspired to take this into the classroom. I’ve shown my students your blog and they have become inspired too. Cheers!

      1. Thanks and you’re welcome! I think it’s so cool that you brought the idea of pattern making into your classroom. It’s really awesome to know I’ve inspired your students!

  2. Anika, This was an amazing experience. Pushing myself to create within the confines of one medium, and to develop patterns that were in many ways simpler than other things I do, was wonderful. This is a fun round-up, I love seeing the juxtaposition of different styles and discovering new artists through this challenge. Thank you again for the inspiration!!!

  3. Anika, this is a wonderful round-up. I look forward to visiting the various blogs & looking at more of the creations.

    Thank you for the faves on Flickr. It’s so nice that you reciporocate & respond to comments, etc. Some do not do that & it starts to feel like they just want a fan club.

    I look forward to seeing more of your patterns in 2013. Thanks for inspiring me.

    1. Hi Sherry! Thanks for stopping by! I like the conversation that can happen through comments, and I’m so inspired by seeing other people’s art. Hoping 2013 will be filled with much more art and discussion! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. These patterns look so great all together in one post! I love all of the different styles and mediums. Thanks for linking up to everyone’s blogs. Much easier to get to them that way than through Instagram. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I’m really pleased with how this post turned out. I won’t lie, it was a ton of work, and I spent a few hours every day for several days on it, but I think it was worth it! Glad you appreciate the effort! Haha! ๐Ÿ˜€

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