I had a ton of icons sketched up for a silly Backyard BBQ pattern. But after work we took a trip to West Elm. There's so much simple, beautiful and brilliant stuff there. I was inspired to do a complete 180 and make some (slightly) more sophisticated bird patterns since part of the fun of summer is watching the birds gather in the backyard.
I think my normal work is split between the fun/silly and the quiet/serious. Maybe because of the crazy ridiculous pace of making a pattern a day in our free time (HA!) I default to the silly ideas.
This was really fun, despite the pain of searching for legal and free stock photography. If I wanted to spend some cash monies it would have went a lot quicker.