Chris Coco Media
Design + Branding
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Pattern Bliss

At Pattern Bliss blog I'll be sharing my favorite surface pattern design inspirations, trends, a sneak peek my pattern designs, my favorite shoes, and, of course, cute dog pictures. Plus you'll get a glimpse of what goes on inside my studio in my sketchbook series.

Good Things

A lot of good things don't get made because of too much thinking.

A lot of good things don't get made because of too much thinking.

For me, one of the most interesting parts of being an artist is also being a storyteller. That imaginative side of telling a story as a designer includes revising my work and asking myself questions. 

Taking the time to think about all the options—the colors, the style, and the tone of a piece of art—happens at every stage of the creative process for me. There is a fine line between thinking and over-thinking. One creates compelling images and the other self doubt. 

Time spent creating new artwork—even when it never leaves my studio—is never wasted. For me, the best things happen creatively when I am excited to tell the next story through my art—mistakes and all.

{Image by surface pattern designer Chris Olson. Quote by artist Agnes Martin.}