Tuesday, October 19, 2010

patterns!



I have a new passion (borderline obsession) to create patterns! I've always LOVED patterns and now that I know how to create a repeat pattern in Illustrator, I'm happily making my own. I have these two patterns for sale on Spoonflower. These would make cool decorative pillows, tote bags, tea towels or maybe even stuff for kiddos. I can see a cute dress out of the owls, for sure. I'm thinking of entering Squirrel Fun in an upcoming contest on Spoonflower, called Woodland creatures. Or should I enter the Friendly Fowls instead? What do you think? Which one is your favorite?

19 comments:

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Enter both! They are gorgeous!!

inkspot said...

Wow these patterns are great!! If you can only choose one to enter it would be difficult, owls are very popular but that might also mean that lots of other owls get entered so maybe go for the Squirrel Fun. Good luck! I think they are both really great!!

Kelly Medina said...

I agree, enter both! These are so cute!

Tamara Henderson said...

I really like both patterns the warm colors with a touch of purple! Great work!

HayleyK said...

Love them both!!

Michellem said...

Absolutely enter them both!! SO cute!! I love the green oval on the background of the squirrel one - adds an extra punch!

bee said...

Super awesome patterns Nina, you have come so far with your pattern designing! If you can enter both, I'd do that because they are both unreal. But I do agree with Inkspot's idea - the Squirrels if you are only gonna enter one design :)

Jayne Schofield said...

Definately both...they are lovely...good luck

nina seven said...

Thanks so much for all your comments! Unfortunately, I can only enter one design per contest, so I have to choose! I'm leaning towards the squirrels...

Brad said...

lovely patterns nina!! i am always a sucker for owls!

calbers said...

Those owls are so awesome! Great work!

Novell said...

I love them both!!

Ben Clanton said...

I love them both so much! You have such a wonderful sense of design. The squirrels and owls are adorable. I'm going to have to explore how to repeat patterns in illustrator.

anil ks said...

..fantastic patterns!!love it!!

String said...

Great patterns. I especially like the squirrels!

Jack Foster said...

Amazing patters Nina!

CharlieChou said...

Yes! I really love it! Colors, characters, just perfect!

fhiona galloway said...

the owls are so cool-love the colours!

Nân Ahh Nana said...

MMMmmmmM nice patterns, great picture!!
It would make a beautiful fabric and I will use it well for my son's shirt!
I discovered your art and I'm in love!
full of encouragement from France!
really great work!