another watercolor + photoshop pattern :: october goals

tammie bennett's watercolor flower garden pattern

remember two days ago where i talked about my goals for october being to learn watercolor and to learn how to create patterns in photoshop?  

i used the same watercolor elements from that pattern to make a new repeat pattern where more of the background is filled.  it took waaaaaaay longer than it probably should have because i'm not so quick in photoshop and i'm sure i took the looong way 'round.  but i got there.  i am so happy with it.  i can't wait to try lots of new patterns with some of my paintings and watercolor work.  i definitely need to streamline my process though...

i would love to see this as wrapping paper!  or sheets.  or an envelope liner.

i had a fun lunch with a friend yesterday and she asked "so what visions do you have for your art business?"  it was so nice and refreshing to have her ask me that because i rarely have anyone ask me that and i rarely get to talk about it.  i think we should all ask that of each other more often because it pushes us to feel more comfortable with both talking about and fleshing out exactly what it is we want.  and then we can support each other in getting farther down that path.  right?

so what visions do YOU have for your art? or for any other area of your life?

a study in black + white

tigerprint is hosting a black + white print competition. i knew i wanted to enter because it would be a challenge for me. i love my share of black and white when it comes to clothes, but i am such a fan of bright candy colors in my designs. this stretched me a little bit. i wanted to create simple, geometric, bold designs and i think i did that.

tammie bennett's geodots repeat pattern

tammie bennett's bubbly repeat pattern

tammie bennett's scattered flower repeat pattern

tammie bennett's furry leopard repeat pattern

new work :: repeat pattern :: shape confetti

repeat pattern - confettiit has been way too long since i played with illustrator. a couple weeks, i think. i gave myself a very short window of time and a color palette i found on color collective ♥♥♥ i also didn't use my wacom tablet so i had to create the shapes just using my laptop. sometimes i really like to create within tight parameters. i'm really liking this fun pattern - it kind of resembles what's going on in my head right now!