Thank you all for the encouraging comments about the teacup paintings. I so enjoyed coming home from a rather hard day at work to find you were liking what I’d been doing – it picked me right up. Thank you.

I can’t believe that Module 1 of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design is ending this week. It has been so much fun and I’ve learnt huge amounts and remembered huge amounts from earlier training. We had a technical workshop on how to use the colour picker tool in Photo Shop and how to make colour palates from images.

I am always tearing out sheets from magazines simply because I like the colours and now I’ve found how to use them more constructively because it’s amazing what colours the computer identify’s from places within an image which the naked eye doesn’t register. Anyway I am totally hooked with making these and could do it all day, every day. Now there’s an idea!