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Happy New Year all.

End of week 1 of a shiny new year and I’ve kept my new year resolution to paint something everyday please click link to see the Flipagram.

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Fingers crossed for weeks 2, 3, 4 ..!

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I’m just popping in today to enthuse about my fabulous weekend doing Patterncamp with Jessica Swift. If you don’t know her work then she’s a very talented pattern designer from the US who delivered a live course this weekend on designing patterns.There were loads of videos explaining the basics and beyond, on hand help in real-time to answer queries and solve all the inevitable glitches and a live video check in to address even more questions – it was fun and full on.

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The main grab for me was learning to pattern design using the software Illustrator. I’ve dipped in it from time to time and got more frustrated rather than more able – so I knew I needed a tutorial. The other piece of equipment languishing away unused is my Wacom tablet. So when I read about this course delivering video lessons on both things, I was sold straight away.

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And it delivered on all counts and way more –  my head is hanging to one side today because it’s pounds heavier now it’s full of new information! Doing it live meant staying up till midnight both nights but it was worth it to take part in the live chat on Facebook and Spreecast. All round a lot of fun and highly recommendable.

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Christmas has come early today!

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I named this Christmas wrapping design: Bouncing Bauble’s. It makes me smile.

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It always foxes me that you have to think of Christmas designs during Spring in production terms. So I worked hard in Dec and Jan while I was still in the festive groove.

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I love these Christmas roses, they came out just right and I like the colour palette too – so I’m hoping (fingers crossed) that a buyer will too.

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All designs are available for license or sale through Advocate Art on stand 416 at Surtex.

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                                                                                                             Blossoms © Claire Leggett
                                                          I was inspired by all those beautiful painted fabric patterns in the last post,
                                                      to work up a painting I did of some fallen cherry blossoms from the Springtime.
                                                 
                                                  I kept the colour palette pared back and in keeping with the calm environment I imagine                                              in my mind’s eye when I think of cherry blossoms growing in a Japanese tea garden. Think wind chimes and trickling water.

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Another night another beautiful building ✨✨✨Jury's still out on the actual opera but the view was 👌🏻 #budapest #budapest🇭🇺 #beautifulbuilding #goldleaf #doitonce The very beautiful NewYork Palace cafe 😍Budapest is littered with amazing architecture. Also, first multiples post- swipe left! 👀  #budapest #budapest #newyorkpalace #goldleaf #25years ago today we got married #lovelocks #25yearsmarried #budapest #budapest🇭🇺 #tbt to when @huggies bought this #surfacepatterndesign of mine. Spotted out in the world this  week in Pittsburgh USA 🙋🏻#pattern #patterndesigner #patterndesign #printed #paintingstopatterns #surfacepattern

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