There are so many different ways you can produce a pattern or a design.  From a sketch (like my previous designs), from photography, painting, mixed media, collage etc etc.  The problem is there just isn’t enough time in a lifetime to do everything and excel at everything.  Before I do Modules 2 and 3 of […]

Happy New Year folks! Oof, bit of a sore head today. But nothing lunch out and an afternoon in front of some recorded Christmas films whilst playing with my laptop couldn’t fix.  I’m such a wuss though. My friends actually called me to see if I wanted to go for a New Year’s dip.  In […]

…and I’m full, fat and happy. Good Christmas.  Missed doing my course though and thought what better than a wet and windy day to get going again.  So whacked on  6Music to Tom Odell singing away.  Beautiful! Best music I’ve heard for yonks. EP (Songs from Another Love) bought within minutes to soundtrack my afternoon. […]

Ooh it’s been a long time hasn’t it?!  The days are just whizzing by at the moment.  Anyway we’re nearing the end of the first module of  The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design *boo hoo sniff* and we’ve been looking at the four key areas of surface pattern and homing in on our […]

Wk 4 and 5 we’re concentrating on PATTERN. Yey! So, I start with trepidation when I see a lesson on how to make a tile for a box repeat.  I needed a ruler and it dawned on me that I hadn’t used a ruler for a long, long time.  Anyway I found one shoved up […]

The trouble with having a blog is that you  have to sometimes expose yourself.  Yes, today I feel naked.  As naked as the day I was born! Ooh the embarrassment… Reason? I’m not happy at all with what I did today *sigh*.  But it’s what my blog is for after all;  a place to put […]

We’re working on colour this week (yippeeee) and there’s a FAB colour tool online.  So! You upload a photo that you like the colours in.  I uploaded three I took from a holiday in the Highlands, and one from London.  And with the magic of  ‘Chip-it!’ you get a colour palette based on the colours in the […]