Sandro Botticelli’s classical painting, The birth of Venus,depicts the Greek goddess emerging from the shore after her birth, fully grown and glorious to behold. She represents new hope for civilisation: a social, political and cultural shift into a prosperous new era. Venus became the inspiration for my first pattern for my new passion project: Art2Go activewear. I decided to create a pattern full of joy and celebration to represent our emergence from Covid uncertainty into a bold new adventure. Born during the pandemic with the simple intent of reminding us to hope for the future and celebrate life in the present.