March giveaway – desktop and mobile phone background

Here we are in March and outside it’s snowing.  The Met Office has issued red weather warnings for Scotland and South West England meaning ‘take action’.  So, we are all staying indoors in the warmth, log split and ready to put in the log burner. Here’s a desktop and mobile phone background to brighten up your March. So, what’s in store for your March? We have St David’s Day (1st March), International Women’s Day (8th March), Mothering Sunday (11th March), St Patrick’s Day (17th March), Palm Sunday (25th March) and Good Friday (30th March). There’s a lot going on here;…

On my walk today …

My surface pattern design has a good grounding in my surroundings, and it’s not all about florals.  Inspiration comes from many sources and I enjoy looking out for geometric patterns on my walk.  On our daily walk, Patch and I pass lots of gates, walls, road coverings, doorways etc and you can find some really interesting patterns if you take the time to look.    Here’s just a few images of objects and structures that we passed by today.  I love these colours, so will try and pull out a colour palette on this one too.  Even though these objects…

Entering Competitions; you never know, you might win!

There’s lots of opportunities to get your design work out into the public sphere and entering competitions is one of them.  There are so many competitions available and it’s good to take a moment to consider what you are trying to achieve by taking part. I decided to take part in the Wraptious competition this year and although I didn’t make the shortlist, I was really pleased that I received such a positive response to my designs.  So, why did I do it? Well, there’s a number of things I wanted to achieve: give myself confidence in my own designs…