Let’s Make Patterns in February!

Did February sneak up on any one else? I realized the month was changing yesterday, and was totally surprised! So this post is coming a day late, but also just in time to start a month of daily patterns in February!

Let's Make Patterns in February!

In months past I’ve focused on a particular medium, but I am changing it up a bit in February.

Kari Maxwell emailed me yesterday and invited me to be the guest artist for her February Creative Commitment Challenge. I couldn’t say no! My plan is to incorporate her daily prompts into my patterns in some way. She’s doing 20 prompts throughout the month. There will be some wiggle room since several days won’t have a topic, but that will give me the opportunity to explore in detail those that I particularly like.

As for this month’s medium, I’ll be drawing with fine tipped markers–both zig writers and prismacolor fine liners as needed. Since I’ll be creating patterns based on Kari’s prompts, I will also incorporate other media as inspired. I’m curious to see how the patterns from February will look as a group. Will there be harmony, even if I use very different materials from day to day? Will each pattern make more sense on it’s own? I won’t be able to answer these questions til the end of the month, but I’m looking forward to the process and the insights that await!

I would LOVE for you to join me this month and make a pattern every day. Any medium at any size is great–tailor this challenge to suit you, your schedule, and what you want to accomplish. There are very few set in stone rules, besides the obvious: make patterns. Even if you can’t get a pattern done every single day, I’d love to have you join the fun when you can!

If you’re curious about Kari’s class, there is still time to sign up, and it would be extra fun to have you join, either creating patterns, or just creating!

If you make patterns this month, be sure to tag your images with #patternadayfeb and/or #letsmakepatterns. Also add your images to the flickr group.

Looking forward to another month of lovely patterns!