As much as I love working digitally, it’s good to get back to paper and paints.
I find the hands on approach to making the textures that I often use in my patterns is much more authentic if I paint or draw a collection of ideas. Yesterday I had the idea of a series of watercolour patterns so far we have spring plaids and tartans…
Grab them here! The zig zags are a work in progress….
And a perfect set of watercolour washed waves papers new in our digital store!
Good afternoon, with the colours of Autumn all around I picked up a bit of inspiration this morning!
Staying in the studio at this time of year is so hard when the sun is shining and the leaves falling, think I might go find some more inspiration outside! Do you have a favourite place to go? We live half way up a big hill, overlooked by a fabulous castle and nestled just in between is “our terrace”. It’s a public space in front of a church overlooking the town but we spend so much time here it’s become affectionately forever ours. Last year during the town festival a few people had come away from the crowd down below, including a young lad serenading his girlfriend with his guitar – was kind of special to hear!
It’s a wonderful autumn day here with flashes of rain, wind and sunshine. Rather than head outdoors it gave me a chance to clear out a drawer or two and I ended up spending an hour or two in the studio today gathering ribbon and inspiration. I love the way the ribbons danced across my window and as the rain came down I thought I would try may hand at some water colour painting and my favourite pastime – patterns.