Do you ever have days where you just don't feel like you have a creative bone in your body, days that you just can't come up with any new designs, or the things you do create are just so so? Well, lately I have had a bit of a block with pattern design. So, to get my creativity flowing again I grabbed my sketch book and started drawing and creating some adorable little characters.
When I was a kid I used to create my own paper dolls, comic strips and cartoons all the time. I would practice my technique by copying "Frank & Ernest" and "Garfield" comics from the Sunday newspaper. And, from that practice I started developing my own characters and my own style.
These sweet little friends have been playing around in my head for some time. So, I grabbed a pen, decided to push through my design block, and gave life to them. I have given each one of them a "colorful" name and collectively named them "Pen Pals". I am thrilled with my new little friends and can't wait to draw more. I have several more colors to add to this little group. It seems my design block has taken a playful detour...and I am loving it!