Today is my mother-in-law’s birthday. Happy b-day, Martha! Here’s a little abstract pattern of the day:
Archive for January, 2008
I’ve got one version of a simple pattern today.
We’ve been working on Henry’s résumé and portfolio for his audition at Denver School of the Arts tomorrow. It seems a little crazy to be doing a résumé for a 6th grader. I think that’s why we didn’t look into DSA last year….it just seems over the top to have to be this focused when one is so young. It’s a funny contradiction — in order to be in DSA’s creative, open environment, the kids have to pigeonhole themselves by picking a “major” at the tender age of 11. Hopefully once they’re in, the school will be more accepting of creative diversity and cross-disciplinary work.
In any case, I’ve been more focused on the DSA audition and less focused on the pattern of the day. So here it is….simple and almost monochromatic.
Today I’m experimenting with the lowly stripe. Stripes are actually very hard to do well. The first image here (StripeLines) is the final version of a stripe I designed to go with my first two baby bedding sets. I think I worked for a week on just this stripe, which was used on the crib skirt, the valance, the lamp, and the diaper stacker thing. I was trying to get every possible color into the stripe so it could be used with a variety of sets, and as a result, it’s a little much — I have the same kind of feeling about it as when I’ve added one too many ingredients to a soup.
So for today’s pattern, I took the basic lines of that stripe (fig. 2, RawLines) and then treated them in different ways, including stretching them out, filling them with color, and using them just as lines rather than shapes.