The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design."
After all these years of being a graphic designer in the textbook field, I never knew about surface pattern design until recently. Strange, I know. But now that I have discovered it I can't stop seeing patterns in everything. At the beginning of the class I did question what I was thinking really. I am, after all, retired. Although as an artist you can never really retire. It is our cross to bear so to speak. A good cross but a cross never-the-less.
I am quite sure I was the oldest in the class but the joy of taking classes online is that no one knows how old anyone is really. But it didn't matter. We all showed our work and I made some new online design friends as well.
One of the things Rachael had us do was print out one of our designs and wrap a gift with it. What an idea! So I scrounged around the studio until I found a small box and wrapped it. I am a terrible wrapper so pay no attention to that part but I just love my paper design as a wrapping paper. Everyone who enters my studio asks what is in the package. HA! Nothing I say! Just a box wrapped with my own pattern designed paper!
The second Module begins in January and I will be taking that as well as the 3rd Module in the spring. I look forward to progressing with my new ideas and perhaps learning how to make a bit of money with it.