Hey creative friends,
Time has not been on my side lately. As the responsibilities, joys and worries of a new mom kick in, my creative business has taken a step back. But taking things slower creatively speaking does not mean forgotten. On the contrary, it’s a chance for creativity to bundle up and spurt in the most beautiful and unexpected ways! And this is the case of my latest surface pattern design collection “A walk through the meadows”. I originally designed the hero pattern months ago, during a weekly pattern challenge held by a group on Facebook that I absolutely love which is called Surface Pattern Design Community. I since then re-worked the design as you can now see it and put together coordinate patterns to build a cohesive collection.
As a new mom, I think of what I want to teach my child, the type of parent I want to be, the values I want to pass on. Inevitably, I reminiscence about my own childhood, my own legacy. I would spend my summer break at my grandparents. All three months of summer, my parents would drive for 600km to take me to spend the summer in their birth village. For three months, time stood still. In a remote village in Moldova, where electricity was not a given, where water had to be brought from the well, where TV was black and white and only showing one station, as a child, you used your creativity to find new and exciting ways to play and fill up your time. And boy, did I play! I knew the village like the palm of my hand, all the ponds, the meadows, the hills, the forests. With the other kids of the village, I would go fishing, cherry picking, we would climb trees, play cards, we gathered flowers for our moms and grannies or make dandelion garlands. We were free and safe, happy and “worries” was not a word n our vocabulary! This is the home I remember and want to build for my child as well. Things changed since then and living in a big city has its ups and downs, but I have to start somewhere. “A walk through the meadows” stands as a reminder of just that!
PS: Loving this collection so much, or maybe because of all the things it reminds me and stands for, I had these bold floral pattern designs printed on towels on Society6 and offered them to my mom for her 60th birthday earlier this month. She loved it!