Find beauty and happiness in nature and create beautiful drawings and prints with this stunning guide to the mindful art of drawing floral patterns.
Drawing can be a powerful tool to combat anxiety, stress and depression. In From Petal to Pattern, New York–based pattern designer and illustrator Michelle Parascandolo teaches us how the act of drawing repeated floral shapes can connect us to nature, reminding us to look around ourselves and notice the world which surrounds us.
With step-by-step guides to 20 intricate patterns for us to recreate at home, this gifty how-to book helps us explore the meditative practice of drawing through the creation of repeating flower patterns.
From bouquets to blocks of densely-packed flowers, the botanical patterns in this book cover all styles, from folk art to tropical, and also offers tips for creating your own original designs.
With mindful affirmations as well as flower facts and lore, this book combines creative self-expression with art-therapy principles and an appreciation of the natural world.
Accessible for all artistic abilities, from total beginners to experienced artists, this book teaches us how to make these colourful and bright designs into attractive prints, so you can apply them to materials of your choosing to fill your home with beautiful blossoms!
Michelle Parascandolo is a surface pattern design and illustrator from New York City. She fell in love with textiles and patterns while getting her BFA in Textile/Surface Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, loves to work with a bright, fun colour palette and draw inspiration from nature and everyday life. Some brands Michelle has collaborated with include Flow Magazine, Cotton and Steel, Lucy and Yak, Golden Coil, Little Stocking Co., Happy Wall, Elle Decor, FY!, Nice Laces, Kavka Designs, Wayfair, Backcouture, Kaseme, and LoveHandle.