Every week Spoonflower has a new design challenge. I love participating in these because it really allows for creativity and pushes one outside their comfort zone. However, there are some weeks when I am just not feeling it. When I saw the Medical Profession challenge internally I was thinking “ugh”. I just knew there would be so many of the same type of patterns and that I had nothing to add to the conversation as it were. But then! Eureka! Apothecaries! I wanted to do bottles-old timey type bottles. I didn’t, however, want the pattern to feel old or hipster-y. I wanted to put my twist on it which usually means loose and imperfect. Weirdly, and yet again, I’ve gone with a more pastel palette. Weirdly because in my home decor and with my personal fashion sense I never wear/use pastels.
The doctor is in! This week we’re celebrating the medical professionals that are keeping us in tip-top shape. Will you find inspiration in the tools you might find in a doctor’s white lab coat or take a more holistic approach to your design? Whether you imagine your design on a pair of scrubs or waiting room wallpaper, we want to see your best repeats with a therapeutic touch. –Spoonflower
The end result:
I think it turned out quite well. Whether anyone else likes it remains to be seen but all in all I am quite pleased.
Voting is open July 12 and closes July 17