patterns & paws – progress 1

5 Sep

In mid-June I did an original post titled “patterns & paws” which outlined an exciting new collaborative project I was doing with my pal Anika Starmer (@aisforanika). If you didn’t get a chance to read it, I reccomend that you do, so you are able to watch the project slowly progress as we add new diptychs and also draw onto each others work. Receiving the books back for the first time was super exciting because it was the first time I would see our work, TOGETHER. I have been playing a bit with juxtaposing patterns & design with wildlife in my animal pattern moleskine screenprint series but I wanted to take this to another level, and who better to do it with than Anika? Here are the first few drawings of the project so far: You can tell by the excited tone in her recent blog post about it, that she’s having a blast with this project. I myself must admit that it has been VERY distracting from all the other work I really need to accomplish. But, when you’re inspired and excited about something, it makes sense to invest the time into it. My newly added drawings are coming together quite well, drawing inspiration from Anika’s imagery… I think it should only be a matter of a couple weeks until you all get to see more awesome “pattern and paw” imagery from this constantly-evolving project. For now though, I hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks of Anika’s additions.

12 Responses to “patterns & paws – progress 1”

  1. Anna Jane Searle 05/09/2011 at 07:42 #

    I am looking forward to seeing what you guys do next. The combination of the two styles is brilliant. This is making me wonder what secret collaboration you have in store for the both us. I cannot contain my excitement.

  2. offthefrontporch 05/09/2011 at 08:58 #

    What a fun, collaborative project! I’m excited to see how the rest turns out–please keep sharing!

  3. anika 05/09/2011 at 10:02 #

    Love the way the corresponding diptychs look photographed side by side. Going to add the link to this post to my post about this stage of the collaboration.

  4. Dana Davis 05/09/2011 at 15:15 #

    Nice work ladies! Very cool to see this work side-by-side. Keep sharing! : )

  5. Rhya 05/09/2011 at 19:41 #

    OMG I love this Jessica and Anika! so awesome! so so awesome.

  6. Deirdre 08/09/2011 at 07:06 #

    I love it, love it, LOVE IT!!!! SO excited to see this, Miss Jessica!


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