Sunday, November 30, 2014

Classes are Over for Now!

Both of my classes are over now. One I have thoroughly enjoyed and the other not so much. The one I enjoyed was Rachael Taylor's class "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.

5 comments:

Wendy Watson said...

The paper IS the gift!

J.G.Nieuwenhof said...

The Japanese see the wrapping of a gift and the care that goes into it, as the most important part of gift giving. I think this displays this tradition beautifully. Oh! and the paper is beautiful.

tgarrett said...

Beautiful Pattern Roberta!!!

marshaleith said...

your wrapping paper is beautiful...

Dudley Redhead said...

Hi Roberta! Thanks for ur comment, great to hear your news too. Fantastic work! 👏😊