For the last few months I have been doing the an online course called The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design with Rachael Taylor. It's brilliant an is jam packed full of tutorials, workshops and exercises and I've been squeezing them in to my already busy schedule whenever I can. I'm still very behind but I am loving it and could happily make patterns all day long every day. It's very very satisfying.
On Monday and Tuesday I'm doing a big photo shoot with Sarah of all my lamps for my new website (which is coming along a treat by the way and shouldn't be too long now) and I wanted to create some neutral but textured backgrounds to use in the photographs so I designed some wallpaper.
Mike at Print Bureau has printed them for me on his big new printer a metre square each and it was very exciting indeed going to pick it up yesterday all rolled up just like the real thing!
It's going to look sweet on my photographs complimenting my lamps and it has given me a lot of inspiration to do more wallpaper designs.
So watch this space. I've even been working with colours too and after ten years of just designing with light and shadow this has been a bit of a revelation :).
Can't wait to show you the pictures...and can't wait to have a whole range of wallpaper!