ABSPD – Live in Colour
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      Now we’re talking, I loved this week! I’m not shy when it comes to colour but it’s been very interesting learning what colour I like where, and colour combinations that I enjoy and … Read More

ABSPD – Mark Making from Photographs
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For this exercise we picked our favourite image from the Photographing Shapes exercise and created a series of sketches, marks and scribbles based on what we could see. I chose this picture of a neighbours beautiful … Read More

ABSPD – Deconstructing Patterns
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This was a great exercise; finding patterns we love and deconstructing their individual elements or motifs. I loved finding the repeat in the more complex patterns and identifying what it was that drew me to each … Read More

ABSPD – Photographing and Drawing Shapes
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  The first week of the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design has been brilliant; lots of exercises to get us back to basics and ready to create. My background in art is academic – … Read More