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The 2015 Pattern Folio

Hi everyone!
 I'm pretty excited to tell you that I'm currently working on my third annual Pattern Folio. 
The 2015 Pattern Folio will be going out free to blog email subscribers in December. 
Here's a sneak-peek of this years cover:

I love, love doing the Pattern Folios each year for you, but unfortunately it always comes with a bit of confusion and sometimes disappointment from those who, for whatever reason don't receive it. So, this year in order to (hopefully) ease the stress a little and make my workload a bit lighter I have put together some details for you below.
Please take the time to read through this information so that when the time comes, if you want to receive the Pattern Folio you will :)
It's hard to write this kind of stuff without feeling a bit mean when I want it to just be a fun and exciting experience, but the bottom line is that I have to set some limitations in order for the process to run as smoothly as possible for me and you. 
How to get the …

Challenge #243 - Just a taste

It feels like forever since I've participated in a Diva Challenge - I've been so locked away in my own little world over the past 6 months with finishing up Tangle Transformation and then spending a heap of time working on home projects recently.
This challenge really appealed to me with the opportunity to pare down a design to seeing just a taste of a pattern rather than filling the whole area. This is very in-line with what I normally do anyway, so I constrained myself a bit by drawing a box to work within and trying to avoid showing any more than one full element of the pattern.
I felt compelled to draw morning glories on this piece but I wanted to change things up a bit so I came up with something a bit more stylised.
Here's my piece:

These are very easy to draw, I wouldn't consider it a pattern but you can create some interesting effects with the shape build. 
Here's the approach I used to draw them:

A few other ideas for playing with the shape:

And a little …

Heartswell Tangle PATTERN

Hey all, long time no "see". So much has been happening around here, but more about that later........first, onto the new pattern.
I've barely picked up a pencil for over a month and once I got back to my desk this week I had a whole heap of scribbles to work my way through. I didn't get very far into it when I found a piece of paper where I had experimented with the tangle pattern Swells by Jennifer Hohensteiner - it started me thinking about how the aura-ing technique would work with the Heartstrings framework to create a kind of inside out version of it. By the way - I have no idea what it is with me and heart shapes but I just love, love them :)
This pattern starts off much like Heartstrings, see below for some tips:


Heartswell Drawing tips: * Leave enough distance between the lines to draw hearts with space around them - unlike Heartstrings you do not want the hearts to touch * Starting lines will give you a framework to work within * Change up the size of the h…