Sunday, 20 November 2011

Sunday's Six Thoughts on Monday

1.  I started the blogpost on Sunday night but had to finish it on Monday morning as my computer is acting slow and my kids are stealing my internet....and my camera is broken and won't focus - an early wedding anniversary persent - thanks hubby!!  :D

I'm having a lot of fun with The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design e-course even though it's challenging me which is great.  I was very nervous at first because I know nothing about surface pattern design, then found out that graphic designers and a couple of 'famous' peeps had registered too.....and I have never used Photoshop or Illustrator....and this is a serious course....

....should I post my work, will it be good enough.....then I remembered Tam from Willowing's recent youtube clip and applied that to me and this course....

3.   I've done a lot of sketching this past week and was thinking about how bad I am at sketching and this week we are learning about that's good....

Here's the banksia leaf I sketched:

and the motifs I developed from it:

4. My cactus flowered this week - this is the second time in 10 years it has flowered - 2 flowers and they only last a couple of days.

5.  We went to a 20year work reunion on Saturday at a restaurant on a bay in the river and here's the view of Perth city:

6.  Monday morning art group starts in an hour so I better get going - here's the painting I'm working on - too many colours and it's too needs a bit of blocking out:


  1. Loved getting caught up on your world!

  2. I was just on Flickr checking things out.I saw your drawings and they are lovely. The simplicity is spot on in my opinion. I really love the motif you have done. The illustrators will have a harder time pulling back and not over thinking it.

    I am off to do more homework!

  3. I love your work, Michelle. I did get a lot of great responses at the show for my prints, they just didn't buy. I'm going to get them into my etsy shop within the next couple of days.

  4. You should post your work, especially if you don’t think it’s good enough. That way you don’t have your Inner Critic whispering in your ear. Then you’ll have some outside opinions. Many times I have wanted to tear up a piece, and sometimes I did. But then on dA there have been so many compliments. So post even what you feel is your most uncertain piece, and see what it generates.


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