In my post about the February Commit to Create Challenge (FCCC) that I took part in with Kari Maxwell and others, I mentioned that part way through the month I separated that challenge from my daily patterns. Initially I thought the two challenges would dovetail together perfectly, but partway through the month, I realized it wasn’t working as well, so I went with the flow and pursued 2 challenges a day. Therefore, this month I have a mix of designs: some inspired by the daily prompts from the FCCC and some that had other sources of inspiration.
During the first few days of the month, I easily came up with patterns that were inspired by the daily prompts.
On day 2 the prompt was “Stamp It,” and I had to smile since I spent all January “Stamping It” but this was actually great because it gave me the excuse to try out one more idea that was lingering from the previous month.
I created day 16′s pattern in preparation of the FCCC prompt “Tear It”.
After the pattern was drawn, I tore up the page into little pieces and rearranged them into a collage.
Early in the month I explored various media, but by the end of February I was mostly using zig writers to make my patterns. That didn’t stifle my creativity, however, and I came up with quite a few cute ideas!
The strawberries are probably my favorite pattern from this month. I just love that they each have their own personality.
Check out the flickr set to see the full collection of patterns I created in February.