There are a number of things I’m drawn to paint: food, especially fruit and desserts, flowers, gardens, and old buildings. I haven’t painted fruit for awhile, so last week I decided to paint berries, their leaves and their flowers. I’d downloaded copyright-free photo references weeks ago, and just never got to painting them.
Last week, I spent several days on my iPad in the Procreate art app creating four different berry groups: blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. I then created a pattern with each group, and I’ll be rolling them out one at a time over the coming week. I have two patterns completed and two more patterns to work on. The first one I’m introducing is my blackberry pattern.
I tried a different approach with taking my drawings and creating these patterns. Usually, I use my MacBook computer and Photoshop to do all the pattern work. This time, I decided to take some time and learn my iPad Photoshop app and do all the work except move the elements into an actual pattern. It was way quicker than the computer, and I was able to be on my porch while working. We have a small window of "perfect porch weather" in south Florida, so I like to take advantage of it was much as possible. Soon, it will be too hot to sit out there.
Below is a peek at just a few of the products available in my shops with Blackberry Patch printed on them. Society6 is having a 25% off sale until May 1st, and I think this pattern as well as many other patterns in my shop would make great Mother's Day gifts. But be sure to shop soon! These products are printed one at a time when ordered, and shipping time is also something to keep in mind. It takes a week or bit longer to receive these custom products -- but it's soooo worth the wait!
My Raspberry Patch pattern will be featured next.
Have a colorful day,