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Three More

February 15th, 2015

Week 2
More work from Sherry’s class at Pattern Observer. Now we are working with Smart Objects, Layers and Repeats while still using brushes.


Three More

Fun Making Photoshop Brushes

February 8th, 2015

Still taking a course on using Photoshop for textile print design with Sherry London at Pattern Observer – latest adventure is designing brushes to use in Photoshop and had to make 3 sketches using our brushes. Could spend all day doing this but… Anyway here are my first explorations.


Fun with brushes

Some of the brushes were drawn, some were scanned and bits used from photos or text. They were adjusted using various tip shape tools. Then exploring with lots of opacity and blending etc. etc. etc. Was hard to pare down to just three to send in!


Some More

Drawings and stuff

January 15th, 2015

Start of the new year—decorations put away, year end accounting prepared, courses organized for school—now back to my real work. Cold raw gray days so depressing, need to get motivated and the best thing (besides sitting in every sunbeam I can find) is drawing, soooo I decided to draw the same thing over and over every day for a month. Decided on this shell with all its twists and turns, spiral and broken bits, an endless source of subject! Trying to establish a habit of drawing daily as the semester starts and my life gets crazy again!


Studies of Shell

Also, working on developing some sketches into repeats—so much to learn. I learned to do this the old, pre computer way with tracing and copying from Joyce Storey. I have since written and taught programs to do this on the computer using photoshop many, many years ago and I still teach Photoshop but not for this. So I know the pieces but a bit overwhelmed at putting it all together. Signed up for an online course in repeats on Pattern Observer and it helped put the bits together. Here’s one of my first goes afterwards. The original sketches were done at Bartram’s Gardens several years ago, scanned, cleaned up—and then the work began.

repets of leaves

Leaves in halfdrop repeat

Textile Design-Trees

May 25th, 2014

I love the process of taking an image, developing it further and then turning into a repeat pattern. I want both the original design and the repeat pattern to each be complete in themselves but not necessarily have the same feelings.

Basic image for trees.
“Original image for trees”

The original design is a combination of a photograph of trees along the road and hand drawn trees. It was worked into a repeat with strong geometrics.

Trees design in Repeat.
“Trees design in repeat”