Rainy day water color patterns

I don't know if you've heard, but Northern California is having the storm of all storms right now. A Rainstorm. For which school is canceled and many are staying home from work. I'm sure all you east coasters and midwesterners are having a laugh at our expense. Since I am from Wyoming where driveways are piled high with 5 ft of snow during the winters, I'm scratching my head at this one as well. Hmmm.. I guess it's the closest we will get to snow this year!

That being said, I'm feeling all cozy and Christmassy! And it's the perfect time to experiment with my watercolors and repeat pattern making.

I’m always so inspired by the muted colors of yore: mint muddy greens, taupe-y pinks, yellows and periwinkle blues. Just look at the gorgeous vintage wrapping paper scrap that I pulled from Pinterest:

Here are my takes on these themes. I used all original illustrations and watercolors. So fun. I think the wreath design is my favorite. I'd like to receive a roll of this as a present itself!

I hope you all are staying warm and dry. Happy holidays. 

dawn