Hand Painted and Mechanical Combo
I cut out a tiny detail of a painting to create the blue dots for this pattern— a nice reminder not to overlook the small details and the minuscule can become the major.
Hand Drawn Floral Patterns
I had fun drawing each part of these floral illustrations and then putting the pieces together to form the pattern. I composed many little floral arrangements before deciding on these three. Stay tuned for more to come on this theme!
Printed Pattern Compositions with hand drawn and painted elements.
I started this project by first creating the shapes with patterns and then printing them. These patterned shapes were created with one pattern and then by overlaying that pattern on top of the next to get the darker, more complex pattern. I then cut a larger shape out of the pattern. Hmm, sounds confusing… After the patterned shapes were printed I added the colored pencil and gold paint to finish the compositions. This was a good study of the relationships between the different types of shapes and textures, and the mechanical with hand drawn. It was hard to add the hand drawn elements to the world of perfect mechanical lines, but I persevered. Color choices were to some degree measured, but I broke the rules there and at times went with whatever colored pencil was handy.
88: Business As Usual
I’ve used elements of this pattern before however I liked it so much I repurposed and transformed it into something new!
Happy Earth Day from one of my favorite places on the Earth, the Marin Headlands. San Francisco is a such a special city in that you can easily drive, bike, or walk to some of the most beautiful natural places. Recently I hiked up to a point in the Headlands where I could see Tennessee Valley down below on one side of the ridge and the north side of San Francisco off in the distance on the other side. The vivid aliveness of nature does so much good for this human!
California Postcards - Printed Project #2
I’m happy to report my 2nd printed project based on patterns is now available at Rare Device on Divisadero Street in San Francisco (http://www.raredevice.net) and in my Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/roseheineman). This project has become a macro/micro experiment in more ways than one. The imagery is based on the natural beauty of the California coast. I’ve found creative inspiration, healing, renewal and connection to the earth hiking in the Bay Area and beyond. These postcards were also printed locally at Photoworks and even the plastic sleeves are from Flax, a local art supply store. In more ways than one, these postcards support local life.
Thanks for taking a look :)
87: Song of the Sea
Watching the surface of the ocean reminds me of the infinite changes all around.
86: Succulent Mandala
Nature renews and heals.
85: California Poppies of Montaña de Oro State Park
I recently hiked around Montaña de Oro State Park outside of San Luis Obispo. Beautiful California Poppies and other wild flowers are radiantly in bloom at this time of year. If you live in California, Montaña de Oro State Park is an inspiring destination. The California Coast never ceases to amaze me as the wild and expansive meeting place of the earth and the ocean.
84: I Heart Valentine’s Day
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
—R. W. Emerson
Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
—H. G. Wells
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
You change your life by changing your heart.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery
82: Nasturtiums of Hayes Valley Farm in San Francisco, CA
Beautiful sanctuary of a garden.
81: Succulents of San Francisco
Special thanks to KQED “The Making Of” (http://blogs.kqed.org/makingof/stories/the-pattern-project/) for featuring my Pattern Project. Happy New Year!
Pattern Project Posters are now available on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/roseheineman
Pattern Poster Project
I’ve been working on this series of patterns for printed posters. After a few rounds of revisions and test prints I’m happy to see the final result. I really enjoyed layering the patterns with colors and texture to create a rich environment. It was also great to see this Pattern Project evolve into a printed form.