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!


  1. this is totally my work laptop background.

  2. this is so fun! it came out awesome. I would love to do something like this too, thanks for the inspiration!

  3. that is TOTALLY INCREDIBLE !!! LOVE IT !!