Random inspirations on patterns

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I created this pattern with prismacolour pencil crayons, with a nautical colour theme.

Some online resources that have been inspiring me lately:

Pattern Observer, specifically, her new book, which I was geeked out with happiness to preview and provide feedback on with a large group of other awesome pattern makers!

Spoonflower. I just ordered a bunch of fabric/swatches with my patterns to start experimenting with. 

Just finished reading Art Inc. by Lisa Congdon. She is the lady who knows everything about how to be a working artist. Some chapters were thing I have already been dealing with as an illustrator (how to do book keeping, self promotion etc.) but other chapters were so informative (how to establish contacts in licensing).  One of my favourite blog posts she writes is about the starving artist myth.

Have a lovely week!