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The bear necessities

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Look For The Bear Necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife.

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Feeling foxy part 2 – scatter pattern

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A couple of days ago I posted my little adventures from “Foxwood” with a cluster pattern (not sure if that is the correct technical term but in the dictionary of Michelle it means taking a few motifs, grouping them together and then repeating that group.)

The pattern above is a scatter pattern, random placed motifs in no particular order but I usually try not to place two of the same motifs next to each other.  Work with whatever arrangement is pleasing to the eye and I have added a couple of co ordinates to complete the collection.

Do you always work with one type of repeating pattern? – I usually design random patterns as I find my style suits this but as you can see sometimes a pattern can be made many different ways! I’ll work on some other types of pattern and post the results!

In answering a question that came up the other day for those not confident in scatter/random patterns, start with a few floral motifs and rearrange and resize them to work together like my Painting a field of flowers design.

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Inspired by pencils and collage

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I have been hunting through a lot of fabric lately, designing new fabric patterns and looking for some pretty patterns for making my own crib sheets, gathering inspiration from coloured pencils, ribbons, hearts and playing with different shapes cut from scraps of textiles.

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I like working with different materials sometimes, getting away from purely drawing or digital work, gives a different perspective sometimes and it’s fun!

 

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Decorating with plants …

 

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This collection is also part of the A – Z of flowers, H for Hoya bella (a most beautiful flowering indoor house plant this side of the hemisphere)

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The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

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If you are interested in my work please contact me and I will reply as soon as possible.

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Underwater Bouquet

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Love it when a pattern comes together, even though it was not the original idea I started with!

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If you are  interested in my work  please contact me  and I will reply as soon as possible.

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Part of the 365 Patterns design Challenge* on instagram, please join me over there (patternandco)

*The 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog.

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A-Z of Flowers F is for……

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Forget me not!!!  The letter F is finally finished (a more muted version of the work in progress from earlier)

The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and  tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

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Simple but Significant – Geek styling

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A retro, male collection focusing on the quote from Don Draper “Make it simple but significant”

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Couldn’t resist a poster!

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I love the peachy tones with greys and brown.

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Late night doodling

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Relaxing and doodling, new pens and found note book, damask patterns and working in some globe thistles for the A-Z of flowers….late night doodling anyone?

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