Last week I entered the Spoonflower weekly design challenge for the first time. The theme was “Sloths” and the only rule was the design had to be a pattern. All entries were voted on by the public.
The results are in today. My sloths placed in the Top 50 – #42 of 337 to be exact. I might normally be disappointed with placing at #42, but for my first design challenge I’m pretty pleased. It was a good exercise in creativity. And, placing in the Top 50 means my design was automatically added to the Spoonflower marketplace. It’s now available in my shop for printing on fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap. I may also make some coordinating patterns to build a collection.
If you voted, thank you! 🙂
This week’s design challenge of “Scandinavian Art” caught my eye, too. When I look at Scandinavian art, words and phrases that come to mind are clean, ornate, geometric, blocks of color and floral.
This is my take on the theme.
Competition in these challenges is stiff. There are many, many talented artists out there. But, I’m going to use these opportunities to share my work and get better at pattern design. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll win first place. ?
Have a lovely day!