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Taking time out for a bird walk

On 06, May 2013 | No Comments | In My Pattern and Print | By patternandco

My last post was about too much to do, this kind of reflects that need for a break sometimes and that it is never a bad thing to stop, step away from the computer or the art board and listen to the birds for a while!

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A-Z of Flowers G is for……

geranium in blue patternandco

……Geranium.

I was inspecting some of the early geraniums and if you look closely at their petals they have these wonderful pattern of veins.

I even made co-ordinates….

geranium in yellows with stripes michelle drew

And not strictly a geranium colour but it looks fab in yellow and grey too

geranium in yellows with dots michelle drew

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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A-Z of Flowers C is for……

On 17, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In A-Z of Flowers | By patternandco

chrysanthum!! My grandad used to grow these in all sorts of shapes and sizes for my nan :)

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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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Lovely Days, a flower filled heart to say I love you!

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My entry for the Tigerprint Lovely Days Competition, a heart filled combination of floral motifs, folk art, handwritten type, hearts and love….with a complimentry pattern too! Perfect to say I love you anytime of the year.

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The mixed media version looks pretty on my wall too!

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There is still time (just) to enter Tigerprint Lovely Days Competition, it ends on the 10th of March! But don’t worry they run regular competitions which are great fun to enter, fab for getting the ideas flowing and having been a runner up in a previous comp the prizes are a terrific bonus too!!!

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Summer Fun (#365patterns) Pattern 11

On 06, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In Etsy Love | By patternandco

summer fun patternandco

Just finished a collection of summer patterns and this one was kinda left on it’s own.  That couldn’t happen so I have added it to 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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Heirloom Beauty (#365patterns) Pattern 6

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This started life as a little watercolour on the corner of my sketchbook.  I like to flick through old notes and sketches, looking at things with fresh eyes, adding textures, playing around with the colours!

patternandco sketchbook heirloom beauty

Heirloom Beauty is also available on a range of products!  isn’t that neat!

Heirloom Beauty products patternandco

Added  to 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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Where the floral folk gather (#365patterns) Pattern 4

On 21, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In Etsy Love | By patternandco

where the floral folk gather patternandco

Before I forget Pattern 4 of 365!!! Where the floral folk gather :)

Added  to 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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Stitch me a flower (365patterns) Pattern 2

On 18, Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | In Etsy Love | By patternandco

Stitch me a flower(1) - orange patternandco

Inspired by a beautiful post over at 79 ideas called Orange Monday Such fresh colours and the prettiest flowers.

I couldn’t resist a blue version and have added them both to the 365 Patterns design Challenge* please join me over there (patternandco)

Stitch me a flower (1)- blue 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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