I went to NYC last weekend, to visit my son. It was amazing! The energy in that city makes my heart sing.

It was my birthday and Mother’s Day so needless to say, I got spoiled. I cashed in, savoring every moment I got to spend with my kid.

I had the pleasure of meeting up with a friend who also happens to be an artist, and we made our way to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.

We found this cool interactive exhibit where we got to create our own design and then it was projected on the wall as a repeat pattern.

What started out as a bunch of scribbles, when multiplied into a pattern and projected produced a work of beautiful art.

Then she explained, as an artist, how the process of creating patterns goes deeper, when you draw something, no matter how imperfect or “wonky”, and create a pattern out of it, the wonkiness is lost.

The perceived mistakes, when multiplied this way actually make the patterns appear even more beautiful, like they were meant to be there.

Can you see how this translates into life? We fall into patterns, we live, we make mistakes, we learn from them, and we keep living making new mistakes, and so on….

The patterns become a beautiful tapestry of our life, if we take the time to stand back and observe the big beautiful picture of our life.