Like everyone else I’ve caught the “make your own pattern” bug in the past months! It’s very contagious. I’ve made new patterns but also “copied” some to me well known patterns, like the porcelain pattern “Mon Amie”. It’s blue, but holds special memories for me, so I guess that’s why I wanted to make my own copy of it. I didn’t aim for an exact copy, or an even look. I was just doodling with watercolours, without penciling anything in before starting!
The Mon Amie pattern was drawn for Rörstrand by Marianne Westman in 1952. I will always think of coffee with my grandmother when I see it. I love that they still make it. It’s something comforting in a good repeat pattern that doesn’t go out of fashion. And how beautiful when a pattern can be loved for so many years. Now it’s produced in the form of modern mugs and bowls and not just these old fashioned coffee cups.
I made my own version of the famous pattern, and I like it. I love repeating forms over and over again. More pattern making/drawing/painting/doodles ahead I am sure!
Have you been making any patterns in your art journal lately?