This was the fourth year I hosted this floral challenge for surface pattern designers. Just like the previous years, it was a complete joy to wake up everyday to so many different interpretations
of the flower and so much talent!
I have only words of gratitude for all those who joined, shared, liked and commented not only mine but all the beautiful entries from all the talented artists and designers that participated!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Here is a selection of participants for you to meet and finally see the face behind the pattern. Let's meet them! Don't forget to visit their IG profiles and leave some love +
María Garcés - from Colombia, living in Cincinnati, USA
The excitement of sharing all the work I did and seeing all the amazing work by the other artist.
I think by proving myself that I could commit to 30 days! And definitely it helped me honing my style . Also realizing that I don’t have to create repeat patterns all the time! That helped
tremendously saving me time.
To draw one of my favourite topics: flowers - and to connect with so many artists and art lovers around the world.
I made lot of patterns to build up my portfolio and I learned a lot about pattern making through the posts of other artists.
Laura Bradford - from Colombia, living in Pennsylvania, USA
I loved the community it formed and seeing all the different interpretations of the same flower.
I love watercolor florals, but I don't practice them enough, so I loved that it gave me the chance to play with my sketchbook everyday, and to practice flowers I would normally never try in
my loose watercolor style.
Getting in touch with new people with the same passions, practicing and discovering new skills, and also seeing everybody's wonderful work and how many different interpretations each
single flower can inspire. And of course creating the patterns in itself was a joy!
All the new contacts and even friends I made! I learned a lot about drawing with felt-tip pens which was my personal challenge for this project, and drawing helps me get through rough and
Carolina - Buenos Aires, Argentina
I really enjoyed creating art every day, it was very challenging because I work in a company full time and when I get back home I start working on my freelance job. The challenge
really helped me with creativity blocks, I knew what to do every day and I didn't hesitate or felt insecure about what to post. Also discovered a new workflow that allows me to do one
pattern a day so that's really amazing!!
I started my Instagram account on July 2022 so it really helps me on growing my followers as well as my business. Many people asked me about licensing my work!! I can't believe it yet! And
the most important thing is that I feel so inspired and creative right now!
Before participating in this design challenge, I created only a few floral patterns and was not used to designing one. So it was hard at first to know where to start and come up with
an idea. But it was so fun creating once I got to start anyway.
I could train my design muscle. I used to think of myself as a slow designer, but it turned out it was not very true. And l could also leave my perfectionism behind.
I have participated in this challenge last year and I thoroughly enjoyed creating for the prompts. As a designer I work for design briefs but I wanted to create more in my style and
this challenge helped me create more authentic to my style.
This challenge helped me align my art style to more of what I want to create.
Giorgia - from Italy, living in Lisbon, Portugal
Most of all I loved the community of artists the challenge created. I made my first connections and I felt like we were doing something together. It was like a daily meetup with
friends, sharing comments and feedback and finding new inspirations.
I think it is basically how I started my account. I am a beginner, just doing pattern design and illustrations in my spare time, but having a daily commitment with a strong community made me
staying focused on practicing and posting.
As a newbie in this field, I liked to know a lot about pattern design, discovered new very talented designers, the way they work, the different styles. I also loved to know so many
I learned to stay focused on the project and how to improve my skills as a Pattern Designer. Participating at this challenge also helped me to grow my page on IG.
It's been -literally- a challenging BUT oh-so-fun month! It was great meeting them all and see their creations everyday. I hope you all had as much fun as I did creating and
feeling inspired by other women around the world. I already have lots of ideas for next year and a big surprise, I want to take the challenge to the next level. Be the first to know by
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Kate Frances (Thursday, 03 November 2022 20:33)
What a lovely way to showcase participants
Lucia from DEINKI (Friday, 04 November 2022 09:06)
Hi Kate, I'm happy you like it :)