As I promised to show you in my last post, I have designed and coloured in some of my own patterns. So much fun. I have designed a few patterns with two colour ways. I wanted one design for the top of the box with another design for the bottom. I have always loved pattern and this has been a great time just playing with form and colour.
The colours were a bit of concern, I wanted to push them a little, not just to use my usual ones, so I did what I normally do and looked at colours that I liked. In this case it was mid-century designs. I downloaded some on Pinterest and picked out the colours on the computer (Photoshop, although I am only a wee grasshopper in the working of this program, it did the job.)
Funny, although these colours have changed I can still recognise them as my palette. I was worried that I had lost their integrity so I showed the patterns to a friend of mine who really knows her mid-century designs and she assured me that they were authentic colours.
So I am happy with the samples and am in the process of making larger drawing so I can scan and print them. I already have plans on how else I can use these papers and am getting orders from friends who also want some.
Yesterday was Australia Day and we had the most perfect day to celebrate, sunny, still and 30C. Happy Australia day to my fellow Aussies I hope you had a lovely day.