I've been busy over the last week getting to grips with creating seamless patterns in photoshop. I've spent quite a bit of time playing in previous months and making little patterns here and there, but it's been somewhat hit and miss as to whether they're actually seamless or not. In fact more frequently than I would like they've had little glitches and errors and I just couldn't quite work out why! Finally though, the giant penny has dropped and now I'm a bit addicted! This is a re-take on the blue and white pattern I took from a vase of flowers I painted a few months ago. I'm in the process of loading these up onto fabric and products to sell online at Art Of Where and Spoonflower.
At last, I have made the commitment to finish the final year of my degree, my youngest will be starting school in September and now seems like the right time! After much thought and deliberation, I've chosen to pursue Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. While I'm incredibly excited at the prospect, I'm also slightly nervous and a little apprehensive. Having already done the first two years with a young family in tow, I am under no illusions of how tough it's going to be, despite my wonderful and supportive family. Plus, oh my goodness I have got so much to learn about pattern! So in an attempt to start as I mean to carry on, I've been going slightly pattern crazy by starting with some of my existing work and getting to grips with creatine pattern repeats in photoshop. Hopefully, with some practice my pattern designing will become a little more sophisticated. I'm really intrigued at the thought of looking back in a years time and seeing how my work has evolved!