Nervously submitted my new ūber-small collection off to the Pattern Observer contest for P&B textiles.
We'll see how it goes. If I even get to the next round, we need to create another collection for the grand prize. If I don't win, I get to expand this into a larger amount of patterns and colorways.
Initially, I made a few possible colorways, but I went with this teal/green/mint/blue palette to go along with some S/S 2015 trends for florals on WGSN.com which involved a lot of more muted and tonal looks for tropical floras. This design isn't really tropical (hence the name and flowers are inspired from marshes and bogs) but I thought the colors evoked the sense of the collection name nicely.
Pattern Observer Contest UPDATE:
I didn't end up being a semi-finalist after all; oh well. Most of the entries were very traditional watercolors...so I should have stuck with my original plan. BUT, I will expand this collection into more patterns and perhaps go a different direction with the colors. Have it be more springy with a light background or something. I still really like this collection so I'm hoping something will come of it.