Developing a pattern collection is one of my favorite things to do. Considering current trends in combination with what I am being inspired by at that moment, I begin to gather images and material inspiration. Once I had several categories or themes I wanted to work with for La Palma Jardin, I began creating prints using various method: drawing, painting with ink and watercolor, printing with screen printing ink and objects and torn paper, and various resist dye techniques. Next I began to carefully consider my color palette I drew color inspiration from various sources and was generally inspired by Southern California and the Southwest as well as gardens in Marrakech. Next I began color mixing, first with watercolors and then with acrylic. Color mixing is fun and can be time consuming. Once I felt I had the right color set, I translated that into digital color space using my own color sense and some super adobe mobile software. I’m excited to see where this collection goes! Stay tuned or join my email list for updates on the launch.