pattern design


Here’s a happy one for 100th blog post this year. I am very happy how I made this one. I cut the shapes from the photo from the art journal and then arranged them and then drew the yellow dots. I did it all in photoshop and learned how to draw elements on the same layer and how to move individual elements around, without affecting the rest of the layer. And it all went quickly and smoothly.

The weather is horrid. We could not go out for a walk because it’s raining since morning. I am trying to keep myself busy, so I don’t get depressed. It’s not easy, but I managed until now. I feel stressed and overwhelmed but not powerless and depressed, which is not optimal, but still not that bad πŸ™‚


pattern design

Green Circles

Another variation of circles. This turned out as a surprise because I just experimented and did not have a plan. I like it. It Saturday and the weather is more or less ok, so we had a little walk after I came back from the market. I don’t have special plans for the rest of the day. I think I might read a book or play a game before cooking dinner. Tomorrow’s forecast is rain again…


pattern design

Dotty Circles Red

Today’s patter with only red circles. Even though simple, I like it very much. Could imagine a scarf or a skirt… Today I was on holiday and we went to OBI because there the ‘over 65 between 9-12’ does not apply, so Mother and I can go shop together. She was becoming depressed from lack of shopping, so this was really helpful πŸ™‚ We bought batteries for our remote switch in kitchen, so now we have light again.


pattern design

Dotty Circles

Used another art journal page to make today’s pattern. This one makes me happy. However, I am not really satisfied with how the photos worked here. I would like to re-draw them on the computer, but that would take loads of time. So, it will wait until I get an Ipad and Procreate… Sigh… Maybe next year.

Yesterday my T-shirt from Society 6 arrived and I am really happy with it. I need to take a photo… Maybe be on the weekend πŸ™‚


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Another pattern with pale repeat in the background. I like how it adds interest and complexity. I need to practice making more complex patterns. Part of learning πŸ™‚

Weather got worse it rained in the morning and now there is very strong wind. It will most probably spoil our walk… but there is still hope πŸ™‚ And anyway I need to clean house, so no time will get wasted…


pattern design


I made this one today from a detail of one of my art journal pages. I really like how subtle it is. It would work great on a wallpaper or summer skirt…

It’s Saturday and after the usual visit to the market, we had a walk which was partly in the light rain and partly in boiling humidity after the rain. But we did it anyway. I am arranging meetings with my new group of ladies from Flourish membership. Looking forward to meeting new people…