For many years, I have been intrigued by pattern. It may have begun when I was a very young child, sitting at the feet of my grandmother, and collecting the fabric scraps that fell from her quilting projects. I am quite sure that it was enhanced when I began to study Matisse‘s paintings and collages. Since I am an older art being now, long predating Adobe, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc., I have gone through the years of creating repeated patterns by hand.
Creating a pattern by hand–with no Adobe Creative Suite–requires an incredible amount of time and work. Two months ago, I splurged and bought my first Adobe Create Suite; and my life has changed. I created this Repeated Pattern in Photoshop, using my watercolor painting Hibiscus 2. Can’t you just imagine this as a background or a layer for a Photoshop collage–or to be used as scrapbook paper? If you would like to know how to do this, let me know; and I’ll share the steps with you.