Pattern Observer is a great source of inspiration. Their e-courses are simply amazing. Last year I learned a lot, taking several of those classes.
Next to the classes there is more. Chelsea's challenges inside the Textile Design Lab takes me almost every time to new corners on a certain subject or motif.
And on the Facebook page Michelle challenges us on regular basis to set steps outside our comfort zone.
So she did last week. The challenge for us was, to pick a color palette you wouldn't choose for your self.
It made me immediately reach to neon color palettes. The fluorescent hues are not my first choice. But what do you think of 'fashion fuchsia', 'thulian pink', 'purple munsell', 'magic mint' and 'carolina blue'? Aren't their names already fascinating?
Most of the time they 'kind of' hurt my eyes.
And it was so much fun to discover I had a good time during several days, designing with these colors I wouldn't choose primary. Thank you, Michelle for these terrific thoughts.
Some pattern play in progress.
Of course I made many more sketches. For sure some of them will find their way to the portfolio, after I have worked out the concepts.
As soon as they are online, I will let you know.
- Which color palette is outside your comfort zone?
- And to which color palette will you reach out first?
Share your thoughts below, I would love to hear from you.