Floral Things & Society 6

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I’m always trying to hone in on a specific style for my work, and I think I’m getting closer all the time.  I like the method of adding a simple pattern to create emphasis and a textural-type interest to the work, it’s digitally perfect & clean while also giving the feeling of a sweet folky quilt.

I’m also in the process of re-upping the content in my Society 6 store…after two years something finally sold so I got motivated to add more things!  This floral piece will be listed there soon- check out the store here:

https://society6.com/sealiondesigns

Floral Patterns for Days

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There’s something about the perfect calmness of an endless pattern that I can’t get enough of.  I personally am really enjoying turning little spot illustrations into themed patterns, which can go in so many directions it boggles the mind.  My favorite thing to wear & to look at, though, is a nice floral print.  They’re sweet, they can incorporate lots of different palettes and styles, and they’ve been around for such a long time (since the beginning of printed fabric & home goods) that you can appreciate flower-y art from any era.  Here’s a little trip through time:

1900’s Ceramic Pitcher-  Brings to mind a lush, yet contained, British garden.

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1920’s Wallpaper- Bolder, yet still sweet & super feminine.

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1940’s Dress- More modern, looser lines & less colorful.

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1960’s Fabric Print-Brightest and boldest, with a sixties-specific analogous color scheme.

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1980’s Shirt- Everything was larger & more tropical themed, with patterns scaled way up in the 80’s.

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Modern “Floral Camo” Pattern from design company Pattern People, based out of Portland, OR

Though I don’t love camo things in general, I like the idea of deconstructing floral to this point.  I also love the combination of the neon pink & de-saturated colors together in one pattern & the current trend of combining concepts from opposing ends of the spectrum (like flowers & camouflage).  I’m into it!

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