pattern work

working out new repeating patterns is always a very long process for me.  it usually starts with a small idea, and then i'll spend a few weeks thinking about objects related to that original idea.

  my fella is from rural southern ontario, and last month we went to visit his family for a few days.  it was a bitterly cold weekend, but the view of all the snow on the farm fields was beautiful.   this visit resulted in the idea for a new pattern, based on the farm.

  i draw the patterns over and over on tracing paper to decide placement and direction of the pattern, usually changing things several times.  i try to leave things for a few days before going back to them, to give myself time to consider the effect of the changes on the overall pattern

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