Thursday, January 31, 2008

Natural Pattern!

I have this deep secret yearning to be a textile designer. I am fascinated by pattern - but my artistic and drawing skills need a lot of help before I can produce something better than a stick figure print!

So...I had a few more moments of delight with those African Tulip [Spathodea Campanulata] Flowers - Presenting....
"Spathodea Damask"

and "Spathodea Rhythm"!


Ayelet Iontef of Allover Print has a lovely idea - She uses flower shapes to create beautiful patterns for real!

Visit her blog to ooh and aah over her work!

9 comments:

Heather Moore said...

I love this! What a brilliant idea.

Estelle said...

There is no doubt in my mind that, given your eye and your creativity, you will find a way to translate this into textile!

de vliegende koe said...

You could enlarge your photos on a copy-machine and you can even print them onto fabric! You have a great eye for composition!

Heloise Bottomley said...

I have to admit to being a complete sucker for pattern. I love your 'wallpaper' and the paperflower idea is really beautiful.The copy-machine idea is a great one.

Freshly Found said...

Ok great! Thanks for your encouragement! I am going to give it a try!

Estelle said...

The new flowers in your "header" - your creation? Pretty!

Jesse said...

I love your arrangements! The damask is beautiful. I hope you do find a way to translate them to textiles - it would really work well.

Anna Laura said...

They look amazing!

plush patterns said...

I also really love pattern and I often try to think of new ways of creating them - using the actual flower is a great idea. Hope you take it on further...