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Hygge Design Inspiration (and drawing tips!)

It seems like everyone is talking about hyggeΒ at the moment (pronounced hoo-gah and its fun if you say it in a good slow deep voice πŸ™‚Β ). I actually love it! This post will give you some tips on how to draw it (and maybe live it) by showing you stunning hygge photos which I'm sure… Continue reading Hygge Design Inspiration (and drawing tips!)

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A Design Process: Designing the Gingerbread Pattern

This post gives you a step by step process to developing a pattern. I'm going to use my latest gingerbread design as an example. There are a bunch of different ways to develop a pattern so I'm not suggesting that this is the best way. However this is the process I find useful to follow… Continue reading A Design Process: Designing the Gingerbread Pattern

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Baileys Hot Chocolate – Lettering and Typography

To those of who read my previous post, about Tea Towel Hand Lettering, I would like to offer an apology. If you know about typography, lettering or design it probably hurt your eyes and your soul. If you don’t know about typography, lettering or design, it still probably hurt your eyes and your soul. Good… Continue reading Baileys Hot Chocolate – Lettering and Typography

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A Cuppa Cactus: Drawing Tutorial (on an iPad)

Some days I feel like I don't achieve anything. But then other days, like today, I draw cacti in cups... This post is a tutorial on how to draw simple and cute cacti. Fair enough, you could just look at some images from google and figure it it out (like I did) but hopefully you'll… Continue reading A Cuppa Cactus: Drawing Tutorial (on an iPad)

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Creating Seamless Patterns (on an iPad app)

For those of you who saw my tutorial on how to make a dreamcatcher, I thought you might like to see a totally finished design using a dreamcatcher. It's not the exact same dreamcatcher as the one in the tutorial but it was made the same way and is pretty similar! The design on the… Continue reading Creating Seamless Patterns (on an iPad app)

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Tutorial: Drawing a Dreamcatcher on an iPad

This is a tutorial on how to draw a dreamcatcher, similar to the one on my latest (and favourite) pattern design at the bottom of this post. Here is some inspiration to get started… Left column, top to bottom: 1. Joann.com, 2. Instagram 3. Louise Gale Middle column, top to bottom: 1. Google - found… Continue reading Tutorial: Drawing a Dreamcatcher on an iPad