Sunday, August 31, 2008

Carousel :: Repeat Patterns

Design © Kim Buchheit
While looking through holiday photos of my family riding a carousel, I just had to create some patterns inspired by the beautiful horses they were riding. I think the top one would make a nice holiday wrapping paper, tied up with dark red ribbon. Which one do you like best?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

House & Ladders :: Repeat Pattern

Design © Kim Buchheit
I developed this pattern based on a 30" x 40" painting and subsequent linocut of mine (both below); and took the color palette from one of my older acrylics that just found its way home to me yesterday (orange painting below). In dream analysis, they say that the house represents the self; and, for me, the ladders represent time... past, present, and future.

Note: Matted linocut, hand-tinted with watercolor, available now in my Etsy shop.

P.S. Bunny B is the winner of the wrapping paper contest! Congrats, Bunny B – and thanks to all of you who entered.