You never know what will stir the creative juices. This summer I saw a young girl's smocked polka dot dress that led me to draw and then fold 25 patterns... that afternoon. The distorted polka dots grabbed my eye and made me wonder how I could play with the effect. The successful patterns have been pinned to my studio wall all these months and finally I pulled out the Big Camera to photograph them. The bottom two folded patterns are my favourite.