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“Remember to delight yourself first, then others can be truly delighted. This was my mantra when I published my first book in 1990, and still holds true. When we focus on the song of our soul and heart, then others will be touched similarly. Sometimes people wonder or worry whether people will like or approve of their creative expression. It's none of your business. It's your business to stay present and focused for the work of your deepest dreams. It might look crooked or strange, or be very odd-but if it delights you, then it is yours, and will find it's way into other hearts.”

Designing patterns in watercolor in the Moleskine A4 watercolor journal. These are the next four patterns for the December Pattern-a-Day Challenge with A is for Anika

Clockwise, starting with the rainbows. The rainbows are a continuing theme in my watercolors. I love how the colors play together and they make me happy. The blue + yellow zig zags were invented by my daughter who drew the pattern on scrap paper and I painted my interpretation. It's wonky. The feathers were inspired by some of Anika's work. The blue and brown intermingled circles were painted as follows. I painted a few circles with clear water and then touched a paint-filled brush {various blues, sepia, burnt umber} to part of the circle. Repeat repeat repeat. The paint pulls through the circles. 

Each pattern is about 6" wide x 9" tall or half of the page. Read my evil plan to create 30 designs in December and see all of the patterns.

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Reader Comments (2)

I love the intermingling circles. This is a great technique I might just have to try myself!

12.25.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

You are really gathering a wonderful collection, and I'm happy to be able to see your daily patterns! Thanks for joining in this month!! :D

12.27.2012 | Unregistered Commenteranika

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