Sunday, 27 November 2011

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design - Featuring Rachael Taylor

I've been meaning to say for the last two weeks that I have signed up for a fantastic design course called 'The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design' featuring Rachael Taylor.

Rachael is a UK freelance surface pattern designer, who's work is so lovely!!  Please take a look at Rachael's website here and for more info on the course here.  It's well worth a visit.

I can't tell you how excited I am to be taking part, it's just what I need at the minute.  My dream is to become a full time designer, so hopefully when I finish the course I will have that extra bit of confidence to make the big leap!! Exciting times ahead.

Pattern inspiration from nature

I've been out and about taking some pictures of nature for inspiration. I have to say I got a bit obsessed at taking pictures of man hole covers (who knew there were so many different patterns on them).  It was great to see how different patterns are just outside.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Baltic Mill Newcastle

I went into the Baltic Mill art gallery the other week, to have a look around.  If you have never been, it sits on the keyside in Newcastle, overlooking the Millennium Eye Bridge.

The exhibtions are very modern art, not everyones cup of tea (i.e my dad's), but the shop has lots and lots of design books and goodies. I could be there for hours!!