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MATS Assignment Bootcamp 2017 kicks off!

I hadn't intended to sign up for the course but thought "why not?!". I did the course in 2015 and loved it, and of course as with most ecourses, it has improved over time, and this year is no exception.   To get more info on this course (and others) please visit Lilla's website here.… Continue reading MATS Assignment Bootcamp 2017 kicks off!

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Spring themed Surface Pattern design Skillshare class by Elizabeth Olwen Part 1

Today marks the start of Elizabeth Olwen's Skillshare class. I took her class a while back, but now she is offering her past students the chance to re-study the same class but with a twist...... to create a spring inspired pattern. I couldn't refuse! So I signed up straight away. Over the weekend I created… Continue reading Spring themed Surface Pattern design Skillshare class by Elizabeth Olwen Part 1

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Experimental fun play with paints and water

I wanted to share some experimental play exercises i have been doing as part of a watercolour beginners class over on Skillshare by Ana Victoria Calderon called 'Modern Watercolour Techniques: beginners level' Below are some close-ups of each circle showing what I used. Our first task was to have  an experimental play with watercolours, water and… Continue reading Experimental fun play with paints and water

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How to Hand Letter a short phrase from beginning to end- part 1

Part 1 This week I have been delving into a Skillshare class called First Steps to Hand Lettering taught by Mary Kate McDevitt. I will be splitting this post into 2 smaller posts, rather than having one long post. You can view my other Skillshare post here. After an introduction on hand lettering and some… Continue reading How to Hand Letter a short phrase from beginning to end- part 1

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Doodles to design: my sketches from Jon Burgerman SkillShare class

This week I have been using my time wisely by studying some classes on SkillShare, that perhaps I wouldn't normally take. I signed up to Jon Burgerman's class 'Doodles to Design' and I wasn't disappointed. His warm up techniques include doodling with your eyes shut, which initially seemed strange, but I went with it and… Continue reading Doodles to design: my sketches from Jon Burgerman SkillShare class

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Skillshare Surface Pattern Designer Elizabeth Olwen

This last week I have been watching and learning some online video courses on Skillshare. In particular I have been watching Elizabeth Olwen's class on creating a fabric collection. Elizabeth is a successful surface pattern designer based in Toronto, Canada. You can view her website here. Her designs are beautiful and I have learnt so… Continue reading Skillshare Surface Pattern Designer Elizabeth Olwen