How is it Friday already?!
Since the calendar assures me it really is Friday, I suppose I should post another week’s worth of Quilt Design a Day designs.
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I find it pretty interesting how much the alien flora series changed my aesthetic. I am definitely drawn to more minimalistic/graphic designs now. I’m not sure if that was something I always liked and just didn’t know how to produce, or if I learned that about myself as I went. But it’s pretty indicative of my designs now.
One of the last of the alien flora series – The Rotalily is believed to be extinct. Once a common garden flower on the planet HC-25, it was mostly wiped out by a wide-spread virus. The related and more hearty Cellalily aggressively spread to fill the land once populated by the Rotalilies, and eventually suffocated out the weakened remaining population.
And the last of the alien flora! I set out to make something else, but it turned into an alien flora design. The Santiago is a creeping plant, often found growing on trees. The plant does not bloom until it has matured, often taking as long as 50 years. The blooms are brewed into a concoction called Manolin tea. Imbibing the tea is said to bring great wisdom and a change of fortune.
I didn’t know it at the time, but this was the beginning of a rather long set of studies using HSTs. They are incredibly versatile! This was very loosely inspired by the game Flower (for the Playstation 3) and the shape of a D-Pad on a game controller.
I think it was around this time that I really started feeling comfortable ignoring the design seed inspiration image. There is really only so many feather-based designs you can do before you start scraping the barrel. My inspirations started becoming more and more abstract until I stopped really caring at all.
This is created using two different sizes of HSTs. I thought it was an interesting effect, but didn’t have a lot of time to play with it.
So I played with it a bit more the next day. I never did really get the effect I was hoping for (although I enjoy the jester-like quality of this one), perhaps I should try playing with it some more at some point.
That’s it for another week, I hope you all have a creative weekend!