I've been working on a collection of pattern concepts using only black and white. Not using colour has been a real challenge for me. But it has freed me up to just play with the motifs I make. I've had the paintbrushes out, and I've tried to keep the immediate (some might say imperfect) marks that having a doodle creates. Not using colour seemed to make me pare it right down too. Each time I added a layer or motif I took it away. I'm rather enjoying the simplicity of it.
I originally designed these with the idea of wrapping paper in mind. Chiefly because I dislike a lot of the sugary, birthday orientated designs that you see in shops. But I think they would also work well on bedding and ceramics.
Here they are as wrapping. I resisted colour but, I couldn't help adding some in the end!