As I continue on this journey of creating 100 patterns inspired by San Francisco for the 100 Day Project, my biggest worry so far has been running out of inspiration. At the beginning, I had a whole list of ideas ready to go. That list grew thin quicker than I imagined as I checked one off everyday.
But hey, sometimes things get better by combining forces. I realized that the patterns could be more than just how I see the city - they could also be inspired by the eyes of others. Here's where Toshiko of It's not her, it's me comes in. If you haven't checked out her Instagram account yet, now's the time. Her photos of the Bay Area area show a unique perspective to the city. Her color palette is soft and subdued, and she finds inspiration in the details. She remembers to look up at our surrounding architecture, and notice repetition. Her photos of scattered sea lions, succulent groupings, and waffle imprints seemed only natural to become patterns.
Check out the final week's worth of collaboration below: (Toshiko's photos on the left, and my patterns on the right!)