I have to say I'm in love with creating patterns. I've always loved looking at patterns, ornamentation, designs... anything that repeated. From the fabric my mother bought to make curtains and covers for the dining chairs, to the incredibly complex interlaces in Armenian manuscripts and khatchkars (literally a cross stone, marking a memorial stele) to the beautifully intricate rugs my uncle would bring home from work, to the gorgeous installations at the Blue mosque in Istanbul. Someone created these designs. Most done centuries ago. Without the aid of technology. That's what really fascinates me. The mathematics, the layout, the preparation, all done by what I deem to be geniuses.
Until a few years ago, I hadn't put much thought into how designs got on pretty much anything we buy - cell phone cases, folders, lamp shades, etc.. I guess I assumed there were in-house designers creating all the work. I imagine this would have been the case a few decades ago, but today there are freelance artists creating them. Surface designers and surface pattern designers creating them. I want to become one.
At night when I close my eyes I see patterns. So many patterns. My mind is constantly creating new pieces. Getting to a computer is a different story. And remembering those frenzied compositions is close to impossible. My portfolio is slowly coming together. I haven't created a complete collection yet, but many collections have been started. I hope you enjoy the beginnings of this new path.