Heather Ota

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Calendula

I love yellows, oranges, and any bright color that reminds me of summer. Calendula's are blooming in my garden this week. They bring me joy everytime I step outside.

Inspiration

Calendula flowers were my inspiration. I also wanted a bright white background - something fresh and clean.  

Moodboard & Palette

I photographed many of the flowers in my garden and also chose a few photos that I took with other colors that I like.  I loved the creams and lavenders in the photo of my daughter. The bright green for foliage came from the dog photo.

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Sketches

I am a painter by trade and love to draw. I drew four or five pages of Calendula flowers but settled on the two that I have posted for my sketches.

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Motifs

The original motifs I changed a bit. I removes long stems because they seemed ackward to work with. 

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Final Pattern

The first pattern I made utilized a white background. I thought this design with its bright, fresh background will make nice tea towels for my kitchen. 

First Pattern

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Lilac colored flowers

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