Inspired by...pattern making tutorials

My paper, paint, pen and pattern addiction continues.I am feeling very satisfied with my progress of combining all medium into the world of pattern. As I like to say~ pattern making is a bit like putting together all the pieces of a puzzle. Slightly addictive and very satisfying. I am already looking forward to spring and its just barely winter. I made the above piece into a brick repeat pattern, but I am thinking it may be better as a simple placement print. I think I will make a collection of patterns around it using the motifs involved in it. . I am slowly trying to build up a portfolio of work and this piece will be for children. Did anyone else out there get a little carried away with Cyber Monday shopping? I didn't know online shopping could be so stressful.There were so many fantastic discounts. I felt very lucky to get a sweet deal on a series of Laura Coyles Illustrator and pattern making classes. If you are interested in online, digital classes, you must have a look at reneepearson.com ~ digital training for artists. They have a large selection of self- paced and instructor led online classes. Jessica Sprague is another online digital training site dedicated to artists, photographers and scrapbookers. I have taken a number of her Photoshop and tablet and have always been very happy. The beauty of these online courses is that you have access forever. Anytime you get a little stuck, all the info you need is right at your fingertips, saved in your classroom. If you are looking for a smorgasboard of free online tutorials for Illustrator and Photoshop dedicated to artists then you will be very interested in my Pinterest board dedicated to just that. I am quite pleased with all of the links I have collected so far. Have a look at my Print & Pattern Tutorial board here. Feel free to follow me if interested as I will continue adding to this. Looove Pinterest. It's Art Everyday month ~ Hop on over to Leah's blog for more info on Art Everyday. I have had a very fun and productive month participating in Art Everyday month. I will be sad to see it end.

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