When I got ready to start my daily pattern challenge for the month of February, I was contacted by Kari Maxwell who invited me to play along with her February Commit to Create Challenge class. She sent out daily prompts throughout the month, and thought it would be fun if I could be the guest artist in February. It was great timing as I was looking for something different to do that month.
When I agreed I imagined that I would be using her prompts as the starting point for my daily patterns. The month started out as planned, but as the days went on, several of the prompts inspired other ideas that weren’t as easy to apply to a pattern. I embraced the unexpected and let the challenges split when needed.
A few favorite patterns that were directly inspired by Kari’s challenge that I also used for my daily pattern challenge include the prompts, “throw it,” “list it,” and “twist it”.
For the prompts, “string it,” and “arrange it” I explored other ideas, although I was able to create patterns inspired by those creations.
Prompts including and “trace it” and “bind it” really stood on their own.
I love the unexpected, so I had a lot of fun this month letting my creative process unfold and go where it wanted. Kari’s prompts, feedback and encouragement, plus the interaction with the other participants in the challenge had me looking forward to each day to see what the theme would be and how everyone would interpret it differently.
Kari is a big proponent of the power of creating on a consistent basis, which is the focus of her ongoing class series “Create Everyday.” Be sure to stop by Kari’s blog and check out those classes, as well as her artist interviews and thoughtful writing!