I’ve had some fun combining two passions of mine to create some motif patterns.
Firstly, I am fascinated by pattern. Who doesn’t love the soothing rhythm of repeated design elements?
Secondly, I just love the simple line drawings that embellish pages in older books -Motifs that may decorate a book plate, or introduce a new chapter. The pair of designs on the left were inspired by decorative drawings in a vintage volume of the Saturday Book – an annual Misceallany published from 1941 to 1975!
How I Created the Motif Patterns
I’ve used the one same motif throughout. Besides adding some colour, the only variation is how the motif was positioned in relation to the others. Sometimes I overlapped the motifs slightly. Other times I left more space.
Once you get going, it’s quite addictive!
Have a look through each of the pattern plates, and identify the original motif if you can.
My passion for patterns has intensified as I have progressed on my printing journey.
Perhaps I will print this design one day. In the mean time it has given me much joy as I have manipulated it in Inkscape to create these options. Joining, turning, inverting, touching, overlapping and spacing.
Have a look here to see some of the fun I have had on my print (and pattern) adventure so far.
So inspired by Heather Moore’s 100 Days of Pattern on right now!