Monday, October 3, 2011

Pick a Pattern!

So the entries are in!! And there are a lot of them.  So in no particular order, here they are.  Choose your favorite based on the descriptions, and leave your choices in the comments below.  Some people did submit drawings, but I have left those out so as not to skew any voting.  Good luck to all those who entered!

 

1.  Crowned Kitty: Kitty with a crown sitting on a moon.  Stars in the background, and lines of little diamonds that look like strands of jewels.  A Victorian chandelier is hanging from one of these strands.  The pattern would be just one color, with the design branded in. The feel would be Victorian and glamorous.

2. Dachshunds: Simple dachshund dogs playing in different positions/stances, and a few bones and paw prints to fill in the empty space.

3. Woodland Forrest: The center would be a big knotted Lord of the Rings style tree with woodland creatures - bunny, skunk, chipmunk, owl, fox, raccoon, hedgehog – and some mushrooms at the tree base.  Colors would be traditional browns and greens.

4. A Bit Witchy:  Simple black background with suns, moons and stars in warm tones.

5. African Language:  This pattern would incorporate elements of an ancient West African language called Adinkra which is composed of symbols.  The symbols are simple graphic elements, representing strength, adaptability, energy, harmony, unity, and other qualities.

6. Blackberries: Prickly, but with the reward of a sweet fruit, this pattern would be composed of blackberries and brambles.  It represents the person who is slow to warm up, but worth the reward.

7. Unity: Two wolves sleeping together, with their heads towards the center of the image.  One wolf has her head down, sleeping, while the other has his head up, keeping guard. 

8. Wings: Angel wings in creamy whites against a caramel colored background, at all sorts of angles.  Dreamy and rustic,

9. Aspen: This piece would incorporate the seasons of the Aspen tree, and the complexity of the leaves (simple at a glance, but complex close up).  It would have leaves in the changing colors, and trees in several seasons.

10. Grass:  Blades of grass in different shades of green with one tiny red ladybug.

11:  Dragonfly: Fluffy white clouds with a turquoise sky and one dragonfly.

12: Minimalist Hiker: Dark brown leather with leafy vines as the border to the pattern.  In the center, a top-down view of a stump.

13. Roots: A tree laying down roots in many directions, trying to find the most stable structure.  The result would be more like a texture than an image.  Colors would be muted shades of red, green, and some purple, with brown to represent the earth, stability and body.

14. Peacock:  The body of the bird would be smaller, and the tail feathers would be the focal point (tail feathers closer to the viewer).  The colors would be blue, green, purple, gold and black and the lighter colors would be spattered/dripped as accents. The eyes of the feathers could be cut out (on items that can have holes).

15. Night Gardening: Dark blue or antique black background with white flowers in the foreground, moon above and moths flying up to it, possibly the green Lunar Moth.  Stars in the sky and a moth silhouette against the moon.  The design would evoke the feeling of walking through the garden in the moonlight – quiet and peaceful but awake and magical.

16. Anteater: Tamandua anteater (smaller species) with black and gold coloring with its tongue out, eating up ants, stars, hearts, snowflake, flowers, berries, and all sorts of other things.  The design would be flexible and customizable by changing what the anteater is eating.  The design would be sweet, fun, original and quirky with meaning enough to make it special.

17. Pegasus: A Pegasus inspired by Roman myth. Colors would be night blue and an elegant black creature.  Deco style pattern to evoke both the ancient Egyptian and Roman styles.

18. Flamboyan Tree:  The pattern would be a Flamboyan tree with the 2 o’clock sun casting an elongated shadow, and the branches blowing in the wind with flowers flying off.  There would be a wild brown goat taking shelter from the sun in the shadow of the tree.

19.  Pictures + Words: Inspired by surrealism, this pattern would combine words and images.  One example would be a piece inspired by the Chinese proverb “Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think”  where the words “its later than you think” are written in a circle, making the face of the clock, with the hands of the clock being made up of the words “enjoy” and “life”.  Or a pattern with a sunset and the words “tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week” (Spanish proverb).

20. Thrifting: Inspired by handmade cotton doilies, this pattern would have a single round doily carved into the leather as though it was just placed there, off center, in unexpected colors.  Dark brown and black against lighter colors, as though someone forgot to move a doily before painting the table, or they left it there for decades exposed to the sun, and when they took the doily off it revealed the beautiful damage – a happy accident.

21. Summer Squash: Inspired by gardening and farms, the pattern would be a combination of squash, squash blossoms and squash leaves.

22. New Nouveau: This pattern would have vines and roses, buds and flowers with a few leaves and thorns.  The vines would be twisted and climbing with butterflies in between. It would symbolize growth, development, transformation, and pure beauty with a bit of sadness and unspoken pain (the thorns).  Roses would be red with deep green leaves and vines, the butterfly would be off-white for purity, some would be teal/turquoise, orange and yellow, and an antique black background.

23.  Banjo: A banjo fretboard that has come to life. Silver lines representing the strings and climbing around these lines are vines with deep orange Japanese lantern flowers and small teal lotus flowers. A few little scrolls in silver to represent the inlay. 

24. Crazy Quilt: This pattern would be made up of fan shapes that are formed by vertical bands of colors in varying widths with pointed tips.  The bands would be outlined by branding marks for the “stitching” and the colors would be teal, orange, magenta, pink, purple, black and metallic.

25. Archer:  For the straight-shooter, this pattern would be made up of boldly striped arrows in teal, orange, red, black and silver with simple feather tails and copper tips.

 

Thanks to all those who entered!!! There are a lot of amazing ideas here.  I look forward to seeing who the winner is!

xo

c

108 comments:

R. R. Levasseur said...

Blackberries, Pegasus and Archer are my favorites!

Sheepdog said...

I think number 7 sounds awesome!

Colleen said...

I agree with Sheepdog. I like the wolves.. so I vote for #7.

Melanie said...

#7 Unity - I love the warm feelings of security it invokes

Wonders said...

My favorites are 10- Grass & 19- Pictures & Words...
They are all great though!

studioGypsy said...

I'm voting for WINGS!! :)

R. R. Levasseur said...

I've been thinking about these, and I do truly feel the blackberry one. The berries are tough and sometimes painful to get to, but, what a reward! I'd love to see that one made by Caitlin... she could do so much with the sharpness of the stickers, the softness of the berries and blackberry dark hues. That one gets my number one vote!

beclever said...

15 and 23.... With 23 (Banjo) I just said "Japanese Lanterns" aloud and startled hubs out of his snoring. Love Japanese Lanterns (they are a type of eggplant!) and the idea of those winding around the linear strings... Yummy.

ryan said...

I like the whimsy and imagination of the pictures and words idea.

Magda said...

22 and 4 are my favorites but I wish to see all of them made by you! Great ideas.

mommyape said...

I like the sound of #7-Unity.

fiberman said...

Blackberries, Aspen and Thrifting all sound great to me.

Christy said...

Banjo as a banjo strap and Archer

Anonymous said...

Unity, without a doubt. A simple, serene picture that hides a great depth of meaning.

Priscilla said...

definately unity #7..

Murph said...

#7...unity, for sure

Bookslinger said...

Banjo, Archer, and Crazy Quilt for me!

thecuriousquilter said...

Blackberry, Banjo, and Crazy Quilt all have a antique quality that I find very appealing!

_A said...

I vote for #7. Wolves are awesome!

Dalaimama said...

23, 24, 25

BlueBerryGirl said...

I was going to pick blackberries (a big fan of fruit themes), but unity sounds so romantic/strong, I completely thought of my husband after reading it.

everall said...

19

everall said...

19

Albert said...

I think number 7 (two wolves design) sounds the best.

Anonymous said...

Definitely #7 - I love wolves!

BLACKBERRY said...

PATTERN #7- THIS IS A GREAT IMAGE OF THE STRONG SIDE OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE MALE TAKING WATCH WHILE THE FEMALE RESTS.

Anonymous said...

I love number 7 Unity!!

Anonymous said...

No 1! I love kitty and victorian flair!

Anonymous said...

Blackberries and Roots.

Anonymous said...

Banjo!! Japanese lanterns are beautiful!

Cara said...

My favorites are 19 20 & 24

Mat said...

I vote for #22, which is the best one - poetry and wine...

Adelaide said...

My favourie is New Nouveau. The most impresive one. No 22.

New Nouveau Rulez! said...

#22 of course... :-)

Anonymous said...

I vote for 10. When you slow down to appreciate the beauty around you, you notice surprises.

Elizabeth said...

Well of course I have to vote for my entry, #3. I also loved #15 & #18. Lots of great ideas!!

Anonymous said...

My top pick would be Aspen, as the trees are magnificent. Second and third I would place Roots and Woodland Forest. (Can you tell I like trees?)

Anonymous said...

This vote is brought to you by the letter "A"- Archer and Anteaters

studioGypsy said...

Earlier, I gave my vote for 8.WINGS as my first choice... but my votes for 2nd would be 20.THRIFTING and 3rd would be 13.ROOTS.

wheeeee!!! :)

3 Papillons said...

I vote for number 7!

cnw28 said...

Unity!!

Anonymous said...

The number 22 is my choice. Lot's going on on it.

Anonymous said...

I like #7

Anonymous said...

I like Number 1, classy and cool at the same time, Wolves make me think of black velvet...can anyone say walmart?

Mary said...

I vote for #7 - Unity....beautiful image

Anonymous said...

#7 gets my vote for sure.

Anonymous said...

Number 7 seems like a deep meaningful design. It gets my vote.

Rebecca said...

New Nouveau is my vote. Don't know, how it's going to look like, but the description is very interesting and promising. #22

Anonymous said...

3, 8 and 18 but I love them all!

Anonymous said...

23, 24, 25

Gina said...

Banjo, Crazy Quilt, and Archer- I know a girl with great ideas

jason said...

i vote for banjo, archer, and quilt please!

Anonymous said...

Crowned kitty sounds cool!

Anonymous said...

Give me number 22 please! It's wonderfull...

Heidi said...

Crazy Quilt please!

Arietta said...

For me New Nouveau. The most impressive one.

Julie said...

Both banjo and crazy quilt sound cool!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Peacock! So many color options! Also Roots and Night gardening

Kimberly Letko said...

I vote for #14. Peacock!! Sounds divine and the colors would really pop!!

Morgan said...

Banjo, crazy quilt, and archer, please. Thanks!

Curt said...

Yay for Banjo, Archer, and Crazy Quilt. Great patterns!

Mary said...

Banjo, Archer, and Crazy Quilt get my 3 votes!

Bonnie said...

Go Peacock Pattern!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE #7! Such a beautiful image!

Meg said...

Unity Please :)

Tiffany said...

I like #7, Unity

AT said...

I would pick #7, unity sounds like a great design!!!

Baatrice said...

It would symbolize growth, development, transformation, and pure beauty with a bit of sadness and unspoken pain (the thorns).

Wonderfull... New Nouveau for me - 22.

Olivia said...

I vote for 22, 10 and 4. All are awesome.

Anonymous said...

Peacock sounds exquisite. Love the idea.

Angel said...

New Nouveau for me, please...

Penny said...

Unity, number 7 sounds Awesome!

Anonymous said...

number 1 sounds great

Larisa said...

My choice is #7 Unity. Unity is symbol of love and life.
Larisa

MaryDeez said...

I vote for #7!! Such a beautiful image

CoziCorner said...

#7!! Love it!

sophie said...

blackberries please! I also love the idea of Chinese lanterns that appears in one of the patterns...

Anonymous said...

23, 24, 25, awesome.

Galina said...

Love #22.

Anonymous said...

Pattern #7 - Protector - Great picture!

jen said...

PEACOCK is definitely top choice for me!- next is between ASPEN & ROOTS...

Beatrice said...

Peacock is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Peacock was my choice - great colors

BeaGreen said...

JKE likes the Peacock .........NICE

3 pigs and a wolf... said...

I vote for butterflies in New Nouveau. Number 22 of course.

Kathy said...

#7 I vote for wolves. Such a sweet idea!

Andy said...

Nouveau New 22 for me please. May I order a pullower with this pattern?

Jeremy said...

I love all the entries but especially 23, 24, 25. Thanks!

Lindsay said...

Banjo, Crazy Quilt, and Archer, please.

Helga said...

New Nouveau is my choice. #22

Sammy3 said...

Number 7 gets my vote!

Veronique said...

I choose 22 - New Nouveau with butterflies.

Sarabeth said...

23, 24, and 25 are great!

Nickie said...

Blackberries is my number one vote, words and pictures my number two and wings for my third. Such great ideas!

Butterfly said...

Give me New Nouveau, please... 22

YSR said...

23, 24, and 25 sound really great!

Jonah said...

I vote for Crazy Quilt, Archer, and Dachshunds

Sam said...

Banjo, Crazy Quilt, and Archer are my top 3

Bluegrass Babe said...

Banjo, banjo, banjo!

lilb said...

My vote is for number 7..unity

Angela said...

#7 UNITY!

Anonymous said...

# 7

Jenn said...

23, 24, and 25

Babette said...

New Nouveau is my favourite one. I vote for 22.

Mr. Green said...

The most green is 22. It's my favourite.

Emanuelle said...

Yeah... 22 is the best choice. I vote for it.

Texas Mary said...

I vote for #7-It sounds really neat :)

Nathan said...

Peacock would be the best! After that, Pegasus & Night Gardening.