Teri Martin

Digital Illustrator

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Ropes Garden Collection

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I live in a city called Salem Massachusetts. Salem is a historic community in the United States rich with history, and is most famous for the witch trials of 1692.  Tourist from all around the world come to visit this small city,especially in October for our month long Halloween  celebration.

When I thought about starting a few surface pattern collections I thought that I would use Salem as inspiration. This first collection happens to be inspired by my favorite place to get lost in, the Ropes Mansion Garden. The Ropes Mansion built in 1727 which was made famous as Allison house in the movie Hocus Pocus sits on Essex St steps away from the Witch House. Many do not realize that the path to the side of the mansion leads to a formal garden that during the spring to the fall is in bloom and filled with heirloom flowers that bring one back to the colonial times the garden is inspired by. 

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The Ropes Mansion and Garden

Floral Inspiration

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Here are a few photograph of flowers I took while wandering  this summer. Below are the motifs I created from my images.

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Color Scheme

The color scheme for this collection was inspired by the pinks and whites of the garden itself. and the shades of muted blue and purple was inspired by tiles and wallpaper in the mansion itself.  

The Collection

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Mockups to come...

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