Today is Oliver’s fourth birthday, so in his honor, I made a pattern with his input. I chose the horse motif (I’m on a folk art kick), and he chose the blue and the yellow. Smart boy. He says he loves the horses. And I love having a four-year-old cheerleader.
The horse I started with comes from a Dover book of Folk Art:
(Even though this sample is watermarked, I promise I own the book it comes from, but the book was at the office, so I just grabbed this from their website.)
I traced the horse with the pen tool and modified it slightly. I filled the bodies with dots, hearts, triangles, and stars. At this size, you can’t really see, but I imagine this made VERY LARGE and used on a blanket or curtains or sheets.
I played around a little with color, so here are two color combos. And the third pattern shows all the same horse (no variation of the inside pattern), with a different arrangement.
Which is your favorite?