I’m surrounded by many talented people in my life and in the blogging world. Sharing Creativity is a way to show that I am proud of them as well as a way to share their talents with you all. Whether their talents include photography, crafting, baking, whatever, I’m excited to share their creativity!
Today Trina Esquivelzeta from Love Wonder is sharing a few of her beautiful paintings and patterns with us. She’s passionate about the outdoors which shows in her artwork. Be sure to check out her Etsy for more of her beautiful patterns and give her a follow on Twitter. Continue reading to see how Trina got hooked on watercolor.
I’ve always been a bit of a crafty person, a creative person. I went on a terrible holiday to Spain with a friend when I was (cough) much younger. The weather was awful and we had little choice but to stay inside for literally the whole week. She was a prolific watercolour artist and gave me some to try – from that day on I began to paint in watercolour.
For several years when marriage and children took over, I had little time for myself, I didn’t do anything creative. Just the odd evening course. But when I gave up work and we moved to Somerset, I found I had more time, I was inspired by the outdoors and so I began to paint again. I stumbled into surface pattern design after taking an evening class on screen printing and taught myself Illustrator – (photoshop is still my nemesis). I loved to see colours and patterns emerging from my own pencil sketches and although I still don’t have time to devote to it 100% I do still love all the different pattern styles and I’m constantly looking for pretty ideas to create.
You know you are a pattern person when you see them everywhere, I don’t mean on items, I mean around you, in your environment and without even trying. I often take pictures of stone floors and junk shop finds because you can find inspiration in most things if you know where to look.
I am a floral person at heart, I do love flowers and I’ve always done a bit of gardening. I think painting is just an extension of that – I guess I just love pretty things.
I started to sell my patterns on Etsy as digital paper for scrapbookers or anyone who wants to apply my patterns to a product, they can use them for invites or craft projects. It works well – I’m able to keep my hand in, whilst growing in my skill set.
Recently I’ve started a lifestyle blog – Love Wonder. It allows me to combine flowers, patterns and crafts all in one place and it forces me to improve my photography skills along the way.
One day I’d love to have my own fabric line one day and be a great blogger of course.
Thanks for reading!