Rachel Goodchild | Creating Pattern
Natalie, a radiant soul with a warmth that mirrors the hues of Autumn, became the muse for one of my designs during lockdown. Her red curly hair, reminiscent of falling leaves, inspired a design that encapsulates the essence of her bright and bubbly nature.
The project unfolded like the changing seasons, a metamorphosis of styles to capture the crisp and modern feel desired. Starting with the image of Autumnal leaves gracefully descending from the sky, the design took on a life of its own, reflecting the evolving personality of Natalie.
The final creation manifested in four distinct colorways, each echoing a season and a facet of Natalie's vibrant spirit. Spring was embodied in fresh greens, a symbol of renewal and growth. Summer burst forth in a multi-colored explosion, mirroring the energy and vivacity that Natalie brings into any room. Autumn, in homage to her very essence, embraced the rich red tones, a tribute to the comforting warmth she exudes. Winter, cool and serene, took form in tranquil blues, capturing the quieter facets of Natalie's personality.
But the creativity didn't stop there. Each of the four patterns found its home on two different color backgrounds, providing depth and versatility to the collection. The result was not just a visual feast but a testament to the multifaceted nature of friendship and the ever-changing beauty that accompanies it.
As the design took shape, it became more than just a project; it became a reflection of the friendship that sustained through the challenges of lockdown. Natalie, the ever-supportive friend, had unknowingly become the heartbeat of the creative process, a source of inspiration and motivation.
Now, as the patterns await Natalie's gaze, there is a hope that the colours and shapes resonate with the same joy and warmth that she brought into my life. The design stands as a tribute to the unwavering spirit of friendship and the ability of creativity to weave connections that transcend the boundaries of distance and uncertainty.
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