As someone who spends long hours working away in the studio, podcasts have become my lifeblood. They have become my way of keeping up with what's going on in the world, and provide endless entertainment. One of my go-to's as a creative business owner comes from Elise Joy, called Elise Gets Crafty. Elise is a creative wonder-woman, and shares her experiences about blogging, running multiple different types of creative small businesses, with tons of great guests from different corners of the industry. In her most recent episode, she talks to Allie Lehman about taking part in the 100 Day Project. The challenge kicked off in early April, and is a global art project that lasts for 100 days. Participants choose something to focus on, and post a picture on that subject every day on their Instagram accounts, using their own unique hashtag. Sounds like fun, right?
Ok, I realize the month is almost over, but that's not going to stop me. I'm gonna do it! Over the last few months, I've been thinking what the next step is for my company, Scandinazn. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure, but I have determined one of the things I like most about creating our pieces is doing the pattern design work. Bright colours, abstract shapes & repetition speak to me, and I want to explore this interest to its full potential. That's why I've decided to do 100 DAYS OF PATTERN!
Starting today, I will be posting one picture a day, exploring the world of pattern. The beauty of picking a broad subject like this is the potential to traverse different mediums. Naturally, I will be doing plenty of pieces using reclaimed leather (the foundation of my entire brand), but I hope to delve into the world of textile, paper, and digital pattern design as well. You'll be able to follow along with this project by searching the hashtag
Check back here every week for a roundup of my daily pattern posts, or follow along on Instagram!