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Cathrin Gressieker_mushrooms2

This week’s theme for sketching and my pattern-making totally naturally popped up – mushrooms! When I went for a little jog last Sunday I saw loads of them having appeared overnight. Mushrooms are so much associated with autumn/fall and are such a big part of my childhood memories that my mushroom gathering instinct was instantly activated. A good night’s rain, thats’s always a good indicator and then I kept my eyes during this week all around town. And I was successful in a couple of unexpected places, like in the backyard for Carolina’s kindergarten.

Cathrin Gressieker_mushrooms

We had fresh mushroom meals three times this week and having them so fresh right in front of you, makes them also great objects for sketching:

Cathrin Gressieker_mushrooms sketchbook

I wanted to use these sketches to make a pattern. After last week’s meticulous Photoshop pattern I felt like some clean Illustrator designing. And I chose an unsual colour palette for it, which was predetermined by the recent stoff’n competition:


You can see all the submissions here.