Kaleidoscopic patterns with wine

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The other ‘social business’ I had yesterday, was with my good friend Tessa.
We went to Sprank Interior projects where Prints van Oranje provided a workshop in collaboration with Leoxx about surface pattern design, from paper to interior textiles and floor coverings. It was very interesting and I learned a lot of new things about this industry. I would love to design prints for interiors, big ánd small!

I was especially interested by the MEMPHIS trend, back in the 80s, from which they showed some pictures. It’s also very trending at this moment again…
I typed it in the Pinterest search bar for you to have a look…

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After soaking up all the information about prints, patterns, different kind of textiles, floor coverings, prices, squared meters, etc. it was time to cut and paste our own ‘start of a pattern’ in small teams. Prints van Oranje would play with our “amazing artworks” and make a repeat pattern of it.

Today I played with our artwork too, and these are the results….
(I can go on and on with this, but I won’t……right now…it’s addictive…)

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PATTERNS AROUND THE HOUSE #SEPTEMBER’16

This is the third blog edition of ‘Patterns around the house’.
(Click here for the first one and the second one)

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Patterns-on-holiday 3: Spanish patternmash in tiles at one of the (touristic) entrances of Toledo.

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From the book ‘Art Forms in Nature by Ernst Haeckel’, page “Acephala, Muscheln”.

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Chocolate wrap from the World of Snor, the Netherlands.

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Texture close-up of my unfinished coat, which I “self-padded” with the sewing machine.

PATTERNS AROUND THE HOUSE #AUGUST’16

This is the second blog edition of ‘Patterns around the house’.
(Click here for the first one)

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Close up of the rug in the bed room.

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Close up of my holiday suit – start of the holiday edition of ‘Patterns around the house’ – just for a few weeks.

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Patterns-on-holiday 1: terrace table with the first beer in Madrid, Spain.

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Patterns-on-holiday 2: inside of a sun screen in Toledo, Spain.

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I’d like to share my creation/submission for the Make Art That Sells A course, by Lilla Rogers. With a variety of painted pasta, herbs and simple pyrex inspired bowls I illustrated three possible tea towels with the given theme ‘Macaroni and Pyrex®’ for the bolt fabric market.

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A Recycle Hero is born!

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My first Recycle Hero (#2) is born on the 29th of March. It’s a new (but on my to-do list for ages) project to recycle my (and my boyfriends) old clothes and make heroic puppets from it for kids. (More of this project will follow). I made this one for my little niece who turned two last week.

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The legs are almost as long as her own legs.

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