The "Doodle-A-Day" Design Challenge from Spoonflower and Ello Lovey is Happening All Month January 2023! Join Me on Days 3 and 16!
One of the things I like to do is to set aside time to just freely sketch and doodle because it helps me work out motifs and come up with brand new ideas. If you want to up your doodling game, follow along with the 4th Annual Doodle-A-Day Challenge, a month-long challenge first created by Rhianna Wurman of Ello Lovey and now in partnership with Spoonflower, to draw one doodle every day in January based on given prompts. This year’s theme is “Making”. Check out all the Info/Rules and Prompts at this Blog Post, follow along and doodle, and share what you create on Instagram! There are fun prizes for participating too!
To make it even more fun, be sure to check out Spoonflower’s TikTok where they will be posting artist videos daily for each design prompt. JOIN ME on Day 3: Fabric and Day 16: Gardening for my quick doodling videos!
I'm participating in a very fun and inspiring pattern design project which is launching today...the "Collectively Independent Spring 2022" Collection on Spoonflower!
For this project, 59 Designers from 14 Countries used 1 Colour Palette to create 1079 (!) Pattern Designs, all organized into 6 Sub-Collections: HERO PATTERNS, FLORALS, BASICS, PLAID, BLENDERS and CHECKS.
Because each of us pattern designers had the freedom to design whatever we wanted to fit within each Sub-Collection (each designer was limited to 5 designs per Sub-Collection), there's a fabulous mix of themes and styles (I have my eye on some favourites!), but all are united by the single chosen colour palette. So it's a snap to MIX & MATCH different patterns for your next project, whether you need Fabrics, Wallpaper or Home Decor! There really is something for every taste!
I might suggest you have a look at the HERO PATTERNS and FLORALS first, then start adding BASICS, PLAID, BLENDERS and CHECKS to round out your project. And maybe you should "limit" your time since once you start looking you might not be able to stop! Have FUN!
THE COLOUR PALETTE
The chosen colour palette consists of 7 beautiful colours. Some designers used all 7 colours in their designs and some used only a few.
To see more from the Designers, be sure to check out #designerspr22 on Instagram!
Here are the 5 patterns I submitted to the HERO PATTERNS Sub-Collection which also contains handy and useful Solid Colours too!
Check out the HERO PATTERNS Sub-Collection HERE!
Always one of my favourite themes, check out the designs I submitted to the FLORALS Sub-Collection!
Check out the FLORALS Sub-Collection HERE!
BASICS and PLAID
The BASICS Sub-Collection includes Geometrics, Stripes, Chevrons, Dots, and the like. Have a look at the BASICS Sub-Collection HERE and the PLAID Sub-Collection HERE for some beautiful co-ordinating patterns!
I didn't submit designs to the BLENDERS and CHECKS Sub-Collections, but be sure to check them out too!
The Spoonflower "Collectively Independent Spring 2022" Collection
1 Colour Palette
Be sure to check out #designerspr22 on Instagram for more!
If you create something with any of the designs in this "Collectively Independent Spring 2022" Collection, please do tag me @unblinkstudio or send me a pic so I can see the results! Happy choosing and creating!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio