Pattern Camp registration is officially open! There's a special discount price, too, through this Sunday September 14. Read on!
:: You dream of creating your own patterned products. (Hello, fabric and gift wrap printed through Spoonflower! Hello, greeting cards, gift wrap, or stationery to sell in your Etsy shop!)
:: You like the idea of a jam-packed, intensive, weekend-long workshop, at the end of which you’ll know several different techniques for creating your own repeat patterns
:: You stare (confusedly) at patterns and try to figure out how in the world it repeats seamlessly
:: You feel like pattern design is your calling, but you don’t know where or how to begin
:: You feel a pang in your stomach when you see beautiful patterned products in the world and wish you could figure out how to take the first step toward creating art like that
:: You want to start learning how to use Illustrator or Photoshop (or just how to use it better!)
:: You want to develop your own unique pattern design style
:: You wish someone would down with you and walk you through the pattern design process step by step
:: You already know how to design patterns, but you want to pick up some fresh tips and tricks from a professional designer
:: You want to connect with other like-minded creative souls in a supportive and private setting
:: You'll learn how to create straight repeats, half-drop repeats, and brick repeats in Illustrator and Photoshop.
:: You'll learn how to create a color palette and how to edit the colors in your patterns.
:: You'll learn what makes up a pattern collection.
:: You'll learn tips and tricks for making your designing efficient and precise in Illustrator and Photoshop.
:: Would my future self want me to give up right now?
:: Will I regret having not done this in the future?
:: What will my life be like in the future if I don't do this thing?
I can think of about 1 million times during my typical days when this question could be useful to me.
:: Would my future self want me to eat this second helping of dinner, even though I know now that it'll make me feel too full / bad about myself / like I have no self-control?
:: Would my future self want me to keep checking Facebook right now instead of just doing the work that needs to be done?
:: Would my future self want me to not send this email I'm scared to send to a potential client?
:: Would my future self want me to say no to this opportunity just because it's a little outside my comfort zone?
All this is to say: don't stop now. What may be stopping you from whatever it is you dream of doing is simply YOU, getting in your own way. (I say this with love and from deep experience, friends!)
Keep going! Your future self would want you to.
Question 1: How tall are you?
I'm 5'4". (Technically, I think I've actually shrunk a little bit and am now 5' 3.75"….)Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
Have a great weekend!