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Inspirational Lesson One

Some of you that visit my blog may have seen a little icon to the right hand side of my blog, I enrolled myself into this amazing and inspiring course. The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, featuring Rachael Taylor  and Beth Nicholls and today I have been busy whirling with inspiration, colour, design and trying to find ‘my style’ of pattern art.

For inspiration we were to look around us…and I’m always seeking inspiration for my photo’s from no further than a few steps from my door. So a look outside this morning, I soon saw inspiration in the garden.

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Continuing on with inspiration, we were then to combine this with objects we love in the form of strips and dots.What easier than to run for stationary card, ribbons, buttons,pens and paper. Some of my visual boards….




And here’s where it started to get a little challenging! It’s changing my perspective of how to look at things…I was reaching for the ‘graphics’ girl from within again and I actually had a lot of fun. The freedom of design, shape and pattern, not to mention colour, just came bursting out into so many designs.

Have a look at some of my patterns…

Nothing like the gardens garlic to inspire…

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I took on this colour as we’re surrounded by this magnificent purple all around town. The streets are dappled in purple as the Jacaranda trees line the walkways. Just beautiful…

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Adding dots to the stripes..with buttons

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So a wonderful inspiring day to this a new journey…

Have a great day everyone



  1. It really looks like you had a lot of fun. There is just something about playing around with graphics that always makes me smile :). Inspirational post 🙂

  2. How cool you enrolled in this exciting venture. And what’s more is that you’re having fun and expanding your creativity. Take it from me, if you don’t use it you lose it…not for good, but the flow stops and it’s not a healthy thing for creators.

    I like the patterns you’ve created with the different objects. What’ve certainly inspired me. Hmmm…you’ve really got me thinking. COL…Thanks Yvette.


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