Mid-century inspired pattern


Sometimes you sit down and begin to draw out a pattern and suddenly, without any warning, it will surprise you and begin to take on a life of its own.

It is in this way that the pattern above developed. The shapes were intended to be mid-century inspired motifs but I realised that they were turning, without any help from me, into what I membered as skimmers form my childhood.

Sometimes (well. often, really) I delete patterns that go astray but this time I was intrigued and allowed the design to finish. The result is as you see it, a perfect pattern of skimmers. To be honest, I forget what they are really called but I can remember as a child standing on the banks of the river and skimming them across trying to reach the far bank.

So, there you are, an unusual and not at all unpleasant pattern. Was it a happy accident or my subconscious about to give me a pleasant surprise?

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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