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Patterns and blogging experiments

I’m just experimenting with using the WordPress app on my android tablet and if it is successful it will hopefully encourage me to get blogging again!

The ease of adding photos will be the crunch point to this experiment so let’s wait and see.

The last few weeks since the first module of my pattern course finished, I’ve been busy getting to grips with Photoshop and building more patterns. You can see one in the Graduate Showcase of the course on Rachael Taylor’s blog –  I was so excited when it turned out to be the first one!  It was based on a thermofax screen design I made from some Markmaking. Here it is:


This week we were excited to go up to Warwick University where DS1 was graduating from his degree in PPE – here he is in all his finery (sweltering in the heatwave!) with his proud parents :


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


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).





A building in Bloomsbury in London



Some graffiti near Brick Lane in London



Rainy pavements in London!



More rain!



Yes, it rained a lot that time…



Colourful containers in Newport



The Paris metro

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