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30FlowersInMyStyle Pattern Design Challenge - 2022 Edition

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!

The prompts...

Some of the participants...

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 + support!

María Garcés - from Colombia, living in Cincinnati, USA
- Your Instagram Profile
- What did you enjoy the most about the challenge?
The excitement of sharing all the work I did and seeing all the amazing work by the other artist.
- How was the challenge beneficial to you?
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.

Mary - Germany
- Your Instagram Profile
- What did you enjoy the most about the challenge?
To draw one of my favourite topics: flowers - and to connect with so many artists and art lovers around the world.
- How was the challenge beneficial to you?
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
- Your Instagram Profile
- What did you enjoy the most about the challenge?
I loved the community it formed and seeing all the different interpretations of the same flower.
- How was the challenge beneficial to you?
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.

Liubov - Slovenia
- Your Instagram Profile
- What did you enjoy the most about the challenge?
This is my second time in this challenge that I've been waiting for to be honest. Because it gives me an motivation to create new Floral patterns on time. It's also interesting to learn about new Flowers that I didn't know and create with another talented designers.
- How was the challenge beneficial to you?
First of all, I'm going to refine the patterns and create a few collections to be added on Spoonflower shop and my website www.momalyuart.com

Sophie Knittel - Germany
- Your Instagram Profile
- What did you enjoy the most about the challenge?
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!
- How was the challenge beneficial to you?
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 stressful times.

Carolina - Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Your Instagram Profile
- What did you enjoy the most about the challenge?
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!!
- How was the challenge beneficial to you?
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!

Hitomi Kimura - Japan
- Your Instagram Profile
- What did you enjoy the most about the challenge?
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.
- How was the challenge beneficial to you?
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.

These were some of my entries...

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 subscribing to my newsletter!

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Kate Frances (Thursday, 03 November 2022 20:33)

    What a lovely way to showcase participants

  • #2

    Lucia from DEINKI (Friday, 04 November 2022 09:06)

    Hi Kate, I'm happy you like it :)

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