Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I found this lovely flower on my walk back from swimming yesterday. I loved the way it was decaying and had lost one leaf. It made it more interesting to draw. When I lived in Florida nothing gave me more pleasure than drawing dead and dying banana leaves. They really get interesting when they are past their prime.
So I made this pattern from the drawing. I am still working on the colors. When you make patterns in Illustrator it is easy to change the colors. In photoshop it is not that easy.
This weekend I worked on getting my logo/header to match all my other web sites. Every one of them had a different look. Not good. So now I think they have a more cohesive look.
I just love making patterns so much. There seems to be no end in sight and I am grateful for that!
Friday, June 19, 2015
For the one below I put it into Photoshop and using the offset filter, created this lovely pattern. It is not perfect yet. The offset filter is a bit trickier than making a repeat in Illustrator.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Enjoy your week!
Monday, June 8, 2015
I seem to really enjoy making what is called a "tossed" repeat pattern. A tossed repeat is a pattern that can be used in any direction. Seams don't need to match up when sewing with it and I think that is a good thing. When I used to sew I never enjoyed matching seams up!
So here is the pattern I created from this drawing in 3 different colorways.
Monday, June 1, 2015
I have been making patterns Since September of 2014 and this is my 200th pattern! I thought it was worth noting this milestone! Of course not all 200 have been noteworthy but it is interesting to see how far I have come with these and how they develop over time.
Here it is in a second colorway: