What a beautiful word! There is pattern everywhere—in the way we live, in the way we design, in the way we deal with the rest of the world. Pattern is a good thing. It makes us feel secure. We recognize it, and we go along with it, because that’s just how things are.

Pattern is especially potent in art. Designers love it because it gives them a basis for what they should do next. And it looks good. Sometimes the sequence or layout of design on the canvas can be a pattern, or the texture, or even the color scheme! However, in all patterns, structure is very important, and so is repetitiveness.

Inspiration happens when you recognize an existing pattern, but stray a little from it to come up with something totally and utterly new. Straying from pattern can be hard, but the end result can be worth it. So, maybe start incorporating pattern into your own projects. Be brave, be bold, and don’t be afraid to be unique!

Photo credit: Unsplash on Pixabay.

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