The Vine of Life Design Process

Nature is so beautiful that often I only focus on the blooms and pretty things. But nature is constantly showing me the cycles of life and death which is reflected in this design called the Vine of Life.  How many cycles do you see here?

I am fascinated with how things turn into other things before my eyes so I wanted to share how this design was created and turns into other things as well.

Of course, it starts with a drawing. This drawing was done on a tissue paper rubbing that is mounted on an 8x10 pine panel. (I will share how that is created another time). Meanwhile it provides this gorgeous back ground.

Then I select my paper palette and start hand cutting the paper and gluing them to the surface.

Once complete, I scan it into Photoshop so I can put it in a repeat pattern. Now this pattern has infinite possibilities! Just like life.