Design Challenge Four: Tammie Bennett

Primary Pattern - Sunset Strpie - 12"x12"

Primary Pattern - Sunset Stripe - Detail

Secondary Pattern - Scallop Birds/Midnight - 12"x12"

Secondary Pattern - Scallop Birds/Ash - Detail

Secondary Print - Scallop Birds/Sun - Detail

the first thing that popped into my head when i read this “up in the air” challenge was a beautiful sunset i saw from a plane last december.  i was returning home after the first trip my husband and i took together without our kids.  i leaned over the poor guy trying sleep next to me and snapped this photo with my iphone ::

the picture doesn’t even begin to do justice to the gorgeous colors, but i will always remember that sky.  seeing that sunset was a great ending to a successful trip – the team my husband coaches won a national championship, and we survived being away from our kids for 5 days.  and they survived without us!  one of the first things i showed them when i returned was the picture of the sunset.  so i created sunset stripe for my main “up in the air” pattern.

earlier this month i took the kids to the beach and as i was lounging on the sand while they played on the water’s edge, i looked up an saw a bird.  i knew that i had to incorporate that into a pattern for this challenge.  i know birds – especially seagulls – may be cliche when thinking about things in the sky or up in the air, but this pattern represents that feeling i had on the beach.  that feeling of happiness, freedom, and complete contentment.  that’s what i wanted to capture in my scallop birds pattern.

i can’t wait to see the other designs for this challenge.  i’m so grateful to still be in this competition and i really want to stick around longer!

i have a new blog / site ::

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