Where did Summer go? Part 1

I’ve been busy. REALLY busy. Did I miss Summer? It’s gone! Yikers.

I’ve been working really hard on so many design projects. And having a blast! I took a free summer school last month. And I want to show you what I created.

I took a course with the wonderful people from The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design. They provided us with three great briefs to follow, and we were given a few weeks to complete each one.  I highly recommend their courses! I took all three modules almost three years ago, and they’ve really helped me to pinpoint my true design style and where I fit into the industry.

© Mary Tanana 2014The first project was for Spring/Summer 2015, and the theme was water rays, ripples, sea imagery, beach. I had so much fun with it! I did a kaleidoscope design that reminded me of a sea urchin.© Mary Tanana 2014This is my version of water rays. I used a few filters on one of my patterns to create this.

I originally started out drawing these fun amoeba shaped things. But then halfway through I change my mind about whether to use them, haha! I’ll end up using them for something else later on.© Mary Tanana 2014


© Mary Tanana 2014Here is the whole collection. I thought “High Tide” was such an appropriate name.

More tomorrow about my summer school adventures….

Thank you for stopping by!



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