It’s been a while since I last posted on a regular basis. So what have I been doing with my free leisure time?
Well, there doesn’t seem to have been very much of that!
As I reported in my previous post I joined The Emporium in Wellington at the end of last year. This has gone quite well so far with lampshades proving popular as well as tea-towels and artwork which I have also added to the shop. I’ve enjoyed returning to painting lately and will be creating some affordable art for my shop very soon.
Alongside creating for the shop I have continued pattern designing and was thrilled to be accepted by the licensing power-house, Patternbank, as one of their designers. I try and add a few designs each week to their site and at the moment am still working through lots of degree work, refining patterns and getting them into repeats ready for adding to my Patternbank store. Some of the designs are only available to registered Premium Patternbank clients but the majority are available for general license. So if you need a pattern for textile print, web design or another project please do take a look. You can even print on products for resale.
Today I spotted that my pattern LORCA was amongst the Editor’s Picks. It’s one of my favourites too and created from illustrations of lilies that I did at the Bristol Botanical Gardens for my Third Year degree work.
Just before Christmas an opportunity arose to take up a position as a Technician / Associate Lecturer at Bridgwater & Somerset College in Taunton, where I recently studied. So that has been a little strange, suddenly being on the other side. But it’s good fun and fits around my own design practice well.
There are other snippets of news but I will save those for another time.