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Pattern course and a bit of colour!

For the last few weeks I’ve been doing an online course called The Art and Business of Pattern Design. I decided to embark on this because I noticed that a lot of my artwork consists of lots of overall pattern and texture and I needed something to get me organised now that my boys are all flying the nest and I’ve got more time to set up a business in it!

I’m finding it really inspiring and you’ll probably see quite a lot of it popping up in the next few months but just now we’re doing colour and here are a few photos that I’ve dug out to get colour swatches from…. UPDATE: I added the swatches I got from them at the Color Palette Generator

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A cliff in Cornwall (didn’t do one for this as both the colour generators I tried seemed to ignore that gorgeous red/orange and green and focus on the browns/blacks of the rocks).

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A building in Bloomsbury in London

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Some graffiti near Brick Lane in London

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Rainy pavements in London!

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More rain!

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Yes, it rained a lot that time…

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Colourful containers in Newport

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The Paris metro

Sketchbook Project 2011

My Sketchbook that I submitted for the Arthouse Coop Sketchbook Project earlier this year has now been digitized.  You can see it here. My profile page with all my submitted artwork is here.

I am taking part in the 2012 Sketchbook Project as well – this year they have designed their own sketchbooks with slightly better paper. I still prefer the Moleskine notebooks, apart from the paper! The theme I’ve signed up for this time is A Path through the Trees. Haven’t started it yet although I’ve got a few ideas for it.

I am also taking Elizabeth Barton’s online class at Quilt University on Working in Series. I’ve only got as far as reading through the first week’s notes so I need to get down to some serious work on that.

Workshop on the Web Article

The latest edition of Maggie Grey’s Workshop on the Web is just out, and I have a workshop in there!  It is on how to print these Medieval City notebooks using a thermofax screen:

medieval city designs printed on molekine cahier notebooks

I’ll be continuing my series on using WordPress in the next day or so….

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