A woman had a house where the village of Nixluidix was later built. She was chief of all who lived in the region. That was a long time before Coyote came up the river and changed things and people were not yet real people. After a time Coyote in his travels came to this place and asked the inhabitants if they were living well or ill. They sent him to their chief who lived up on the rocks, where she could look down on the village and know what was going on.
Coyote climbed up to the house on the rocks and asked "What kind of living do you give these people? Do you treat them well or are you one of those evil women?" "I am teaching them to live well and build good houses," she said.
"Soon the world will change," said Coyote, "and women will no longer be chiefs." Then he changed her into a rock with the command, "You shall stay here and watch over the people who live here."
All the people know that Tsagaglalal sees all things, for whenever they are looking at her those large eyes are watching them.
-"Stone Age on the Columbia River" by Emory Strong, 1959 (via lensjoy.com)
Many of you have been asking me for quite a long time now when I'm going to be offering an online pattern design e-course. My answer, to you and to myself, has always been "yeah, I'd love to do that.... someday."
Well friends, that someday is finally coming. I'm excited to announce that Pattern Camp will launch in the fall. Yes! It won't be your typical e-course, though..... it's going to be structured a bit differently (but that's a secret for right now!).
If you have wanted to learn how to make repeat patterns but have been unsure of where and how to begin, this course will be for you. We will start from the beginning. The course will be based around designing patterns in Adobe Illustrator, and you will not need any prior knowledge of how to use Illustrator -- complete beginners will be absolutely welcome!
Videos, tutorials, and live Q+A's will guide you through the tools, techniques, and tricks to get you quickly on your way to proficiency in the program + creating your own beautiful patterns.
If you're interested in letting me guide you in how to create your own pattern designs, jump on the wait list below! You'll get details and have a chance to register before anyone else.
I'm really excited to create + share this with you! I hope you're excited, too. It's going to be epic and awesome. Patterns are my jam, and I can't wait to teach you how to make them!
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