Josie Adams

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Simple Exotics

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This idea started when a friend of mine brought home a parakeet.  I am drawn to both nature and how clean lines and organic shapes combine to create extraordinary things.  I think there is great beauty in simplicity, and I hope to convey that through this pattern collection.

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   While sketching, I noticed I was drawn more to simple shapes and leaves rather than long flowering flourishes.  Here are a few sketches and the working color palette:

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I went back and forth a lot over what I wanted my hero print to be, so I've included two differnet options with the birds that could be the hero print for this collection.  I'd love to know which one is your favorite.  Here is the final product:

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