Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday: Nourish Your Dreams Day

When I am not in swoon-induced trances brought on by letter forms or illustrators who use copious amounts of red or simply leave me awestruck for so many reasons, I dizzy myself with thoughts of and attempts at creating pattern.  A generously educational blog for such matters is Print and Pattern.  They are also the creators of three books bearing the name, introduced here with voluptuous illustrations.

Any of us who have carved stamps have experienced the pleasure of repeated patterns.  Looking at samples of professionally-produced objects with striking surface designs can send (some of) us diving under the bed for that box of inky rubber images.
Top two photos, Print and Pattern.  Lower two, mine.
A Kaleidacolor ink pad makes us instantly more decorative.

I think the message today, for me and for anyone else in whom these, or other creative themes resonate, is do not give up on your dreams.  Our art destiny may circle us like a shy suitor of junior high school vintage, beginning its approach almost out of sight, gradually spiraling in closer until we are face to face and somebody has to say something.   When asked if we would like to dance, the word YES makes a lovely answer.  There is everything to win, really nothing to lose.  So many choice and, I hope with all my heart, time to explore them all.


Kass said...

Expressing my creativity is what keeps me going in life. Nice to encounter a kindred spirit.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Kass - Our specific limps become less visible with kindred spirits at our sides, so glad you're here. Even thinking about all these fascinations feels like expressing creativity. I hope I'm not wrong. Wishing you a flourishing day. xo

Erin in Morro Bay said...

I love the line of circles on the top of your first image. Great pattern!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Erin - Thank you. Truly, carving, then stamping with Kaleidacolor pads makes us look GOOD. Back in the 1990s, when I was just a girl, I could stay up all night carving, apropos of nothing. xo