If I was thinking that last week's pattern play with peppers and pyrex was challenging, this week's is definitely twice as hard! Paisley. 'Nuff said!! I've never been a fan of it, just because looking at anything paisley gives me a headache with all those tiny motifs and colors all happening at once.
Learnt a ton and grew heaps more this week because of having to push through despite my lukewarm reception to the topic at hand.
I then started to scribble out motifs based on basic shapes, adding one extra in the next column to come up with different patterns to use in the paisley pattern.
It didn't take long before I felt that I had enough of doodling. Was never one to doodle (not even in school!) and would rather draw a THING than a squiggle.
And then, the brainstorming began for real. Paisley. Paisley. Teardrop. Hmm. What on earth's teardrop-shaped? A raindrop? Uh... that's it? And then, my mind wandered over to the realm of animals and ideas started flowing left, right and center!
I initially wanted to create a Sea & Sky collection where 2 of the plates were of ocean critters and the other 2 plates were of my birds. I realized pretty quickly that I was probably being way too ambitious for the time I had to work with so I had to reluctantly scrap my little birds and focus on the ocean critters.
Learnt how to created mockups in CorelDRAW, couldn't find a decent plate template or background so hauled out the kraft paper roll and laid out my IKEA plates for my own template and mashed it all together on the computer. Here's what I submitted.. What do you think? These little guys have grown on me through the assignment and I'm kind of wanting and wishing that I could have a real-life set of my own after all of this!