Finding My Colour and Pattern Love

I am going to write about weeks 3 and 4 together, as I am just about to start the final week.

Week 3 was about colour and for me colour is some thing I enjoy and use in my home and paintings, but as to the clothes I wear my palate is very limited to shades of grey, with  injections of blues when I am feeling daring, I do love animal print (shades of grey of course 🙂 ) .I know this has to do with confidence and as that’s growing on a daily basis, I feel a change coming on

I spent a fab time in Heals in Brighton, they were so kind and let me go around taking photos, it was amazing colour and pattern overload very inspiring, the floor with the sample books was heaven I could have stayed there hours but it was nearly 6 on a Friday night and I am sure the staff just wanted to get home.

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I loved the cushion display in Heals and am inspired to make a pattern from this….

Have really enjoyed learning to make colour pallets from my photos, this is such a valuable tool and really helped me to see colours working together

Colour Pallets from some of my photos
Colour Pallets from some of my photos

I also created my first and not my last colour love mood board, the things I have been taught on this course as so so useful and really important when it comes to designing

A Colour Love Mood board inspired by the yellow primroses and sitting on my balcony in the morning Sun
A Colour Love Mood board inspired by the yellow primroses and sitting on my balcony in the morning Sun

 

Also in week 4 we started looking at developing our styles and what our pattern love is, I know what I like but had trouble describing it, but thankfully you just have to ask and the lovely people on the course are very helpful and supportive

words used to describe my style..exotic-organics,bohemian
words used to describe my style..exotic-organics,bohemian

I know things will change along the way but that’s the exciting bit, the bit that puts fire in my belly and makes my confidence rocket, It’s wonderful to finally know what my place is artistically and all my years of filling sketchbooks, struggling with illustrator have been for a reason, unknown to me at the time, and that makes me feel fantastic and very excited about my future as a surface pattern designer.

Thank you for reading this and being part of my journey, I am on the final week of the course and have so much to blog about,but that will have to wait till next time 🙂

 

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