Back to curves this week. This shape reminds me of pills, but also those tongue depressors (remember those?). It’s got a kinda quirky retro feel that lends itself well to a range of colour palettes.
I started with the gentler palette then tried some bolder colours.
And then tried a bunch of retro colour schemes, too.
This design would scale up or down really easily, either by adding/subtracting blocks or changing their size. It’s all just drunkard’s path units and rectangles (skinny strips and fatter rectangles).
A super-simple retro design this week. Some lazy lines going this way and that. Kinda how my brain feels at the moment.
I actually tried the design going vertically first, before changing it to horizontal. But now I like them both.
They remind me a bit of mathematical functions. (I’m a former scientist.) Or curly brackets in punctuation. (Now I’m an editor!) But also the retro curvy curtains we had in the living room, growing up in suburban Melbourne. (Can you tell I’m a 70s kid?!).
This is all drunkard’s path blocks and a bunch of rectangles. And the drunkard’s paths are 6 of each kind, so would come together very quickly. Chain-piecing marathon, anyone? Well, more like a sprint really!
I can’t be the only one struggling to focus lately. Working from home is pretty normal for me, and I don’t have kids or pets. So life shouldn’t feel too different when socially distancing… but somehow it does.
I haven’t done any sketching in the past few weeks, so I revisited an old design that I wasn’t originally happy with. I feel like we all need something happy to look at!
This is all simple drunkard’s paths and squares, separated by thin sashing. Another one that would work as a scrappy quilt, or in all solids, or using coordinating fabrics.