These past few weeks have been abnormally challenging. I guess that is life!
After I outlined and uploaded my sketches I found myself very uninspired by them. Everything I put together seemed off. So I began just pulling from the shapes and created these abstract patterns. Possibly these were mimicking my life ;)
I did also realize that I was a bit unprepared as I was using an older version of Illustrator, and did not have a mouse for my old macbook. What I did discover online was that the track pad is sensitive enough to use a tablet stylus. So I picked up a cheap stylus from Target and uploaded the free trial of Illustrator CC, and I was able to move forward without getting frustrated. Just thought I would share in case anyone else may not have access to a Wacom tablet or mouse.
Best of luck to everyone, and Happy Valentine's Day!
I've been daydreaming about becoming a farmer and growing an organic herb garden. I can imagine having a lush green space where my kids can run wild and free, where we can share our harvest with our friends and neighbors, and where we could have a small farm stand to sell what we make and grow.
May designing these patterns bring me one step closer to the farm-life of my dreams!