The political climate was... interesting... as I was putting together my last collection in early 2017. I wanted to express my love for my neighbors and for our diverse country as a whole, but how? I mean, I'm making patterns for wall decor -- not protest posters. So how could I channel all my thoughts and energy?
Often, when you make something the first time, it doesn't turn out quite right. Sure, it may seem great to you, but to those producing it... well, that's a different story.
When I first designed our Alhambra pattern, it took the usual rounds to pull together. The first drawing didn't quite work...
So, I talk a lot about my inspiration. And yeah, that's a huge part of my process. But it's not everything. To actually design TYLES, I have a few rules I live by... And I'll share them with you this week, for our TYLES Tuesday post.
Yeah! It's TYLES Tuesday! Woohoo! Every other Tuesday, I'll be sharing one of my patterns and the inspiration/process behind it. This week, we have a two-for-one! Because I have two patterns that put utensils directly onto your wall. Utensil Cascade and Knife Floral.
Welcome to the very first TYLES Tuesday! We will take you behind the scenes and show you the inspiration and process behind our patterns. Every TYLES pattern is conceived of and hand drawn by yours truly, so of course there's a process behind each. Every other week there will be a new blog post, so stay tuned. We kick things off this week with the Original Souk pattern that started it all (in my own kitchen), and how it evolved to the Renovated Souk pattern in our current collection.