Thursday, December 31, 2015

From Summer School to Design School!

a new floral wallpaper pattern

Hey everyone!

Seems I'm ever apologizing for the long delays between posts! As usual, it's been busy, but the new year is almost upon us and I just needed to reach out 1 more time. For me, 2015 was both challenging and wonderful. Most importantly, it felt like a breakthrough year. I discovered Rachael Taylor and Beth kempton's
 Surface Pattern Design courses online and a whole new world opened up. After participating in their Make It In Design summer school, I decided to invest in the first 3 modules and I haven't looked back! In October I completed module 1 and I can honestly say it was the best decision I've ever made. My work has improved dramatically, my confidence has grown, and I'm appreciating the whole design process in a way I never have before. I'm feeling the joy!  

So, a day away from ringing in 2016, I'm feeling super positive and hopeful about what's to come. Here's sending those good vibrations out into the universe and wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

All my best, Aimée

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer School!

Hi Everyone!

So sorry it's been so long since I've posted! To explain, I've been very busy creating designs for a new personal portfolio and it's definitely a ton of work! I admit I go between feeling like I may never be done and feeling so excited I'm busting at the seams! I've also decided it's the perfect moment to hone my skills further and learn as much as I can of what's going on out there in the pattern design world. To that end, I've been challenging myself with courses from an awesome site called Skillshare (go, go, go check it out!), and doing the Make It In Design Summer School. The summer school creative briefs are pretty outside my usual realm but I'm toasting my glass of Sangria to leaping outside my comfort zone! Here's some of what I've done...

Maybe I'll work on a collection based on these 2 designs? I'm having a vision...

Thanks all for stopping by, and I'll be sure to post more about my journey as I go along. Maybe even a new freebie in the not too distant future....


Friday, March 20, 2015

March Color Challenge

Hey there everyone!

Better late than never! Here's the newest installment of the Etsy Digital Designers Color Challenge for March 2015. I've just added some new listings and I'll be adding a freebie in the next week too so check back again!

Have a great day.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February Freebies!!

DD Feb 2015 Hop Group Freebie

My freebie contribution!

...and a very happy February to you all!

This month the Etsy Digital Designers are hosting a new Facebook Hop Event and not only can you pick up fabulous freebies from 14 of our excellent designers (dare I say, myself included?!), but we've put together a group Mini ScrapPack for you to enjoy as well! What great fun we're all having participating and I hope you have great fun with all of the wonderful matching downloads.


Monday, January 5, 2015

January 2015 Color Challenge!

January 2015 Color palette

Happy New Year everyone!!

I'm so excited to start the year off by bringing you the latest incarnation of the Etsy Digital Designers color challenge linky party! As previous color challenges, we'll have one a month, using new colors for each, but this time, the linky will be hosted on our team website and each will be open from the 1st to last day of the month. That means you can check back every so often and see if anything new's been added! I love the January palette and you can find the freebie and groups I added HERE, plus all the details and more great stuff from the other participants.

I wish you a truly happy, healthy and successful 2015!