Saturday, December 25, 2010


so, i have this friend from home named amelia who keeps a very neat blog over here. maybe a little over a month ago she challenged me to a repeat pattern contest! the theme: ADVENTURE. she was inspired by this tutorial on design*sponge.

obviously, i couldn't say no. but i procrastinated a lottttt. in fact, i really only started on it a few nights ago and we set the due date for tock! i drew stuff that has to do with mine & matthew's life together, where we've been, where we are, what got us here...and things that will remain constants as we continue life's adventure together!

i discovered that just about any crappy drawing starts to look impressive once it's repeated a bunch of times... i loved my dad's response to the pattern - "i see all your life in there." that was the point!! &&&&& here's documentation of the process, because i so often find that to be infinitely more fascinating than the finished product.

this was my "aha!" moment from the other night - i found myself staring at this blank space, wondering what the hell to fill it with and then realized i had a perfect drawing already made up...BAYBERRY HOUSE! dreams, imaginary adventures, and future plans totally count.

i feel like i need some sort of drum roll considering i've been hard at work for two nights straight...but anyway, here 'tis!