Saturday, June 28, 2014

A New Direction, A New Location

It has been almost a year since my last post. I have been working hard at charting a new course. Textiles and patterns have always fascinated me. When Spoonflower launched I was sure they had opened just for me. After the first blush of creative excitement began to fade I realized that I wanted to make beautiful complex patterns for home decor, apparel and paper goods. Practicing on the weekends and whenever I had a spare moment was great but not quite enough. Last summer about this time I discovered Skillshare. Two wonderful classes were giant steps to getting serious about pattern design. Kristi O'Meara's class got me totally hooked on pattern design. Then I worked through Majo Bautista V's class. It was a follow up post from Kristi that introduced me to Pattern Observer and Michelle Fifis and her team at the Design Lab. I am now part of a great community of designers who are so interested in patterns, design and taking things to the next level. It has been a rush of activity, learning, growing and new friendships. Above is a screen shot of  my new site and blog at  this is where I will be posting and sharing my pattern journey. Take a look around, leave a comment. Let me know what you think. Sign up for my newsletter for sneak peaks at new patterns and the latest at my Etsy and Spoonflower shops. See you there.