Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Still Creating Patterns

I have not posted for a while but I am still creating patterns.  And since I am posting and it's Tuesday, I should raise a cup to Elizabeth and her Tuesday gang over at T Stands for Tuesday. I've really been into ginger mint tea since I planted some mints in the backyard. I have found that with very little effor, I could have a very refreshing drink of mint water. Just add the fresh mint in a glass (or cup for me)and muddled it and then add ice water. But don't over muddle if not your water will taste "green". Yuck!
I don't post too much because I have a tendency to ramble on and it winds up taking me a LONG time to do one post. So I will keep this short with mostly pics, so I can spend the time visiting the T-gang instead.
Here's a couple that was sketched using Sketchbook Pro, then pattern created with Adobe Illustrator.

I've used mainly Adobe Illustrators to create my patterns but lately I have started to learn how to do it with Photoshop. The motifs can be a bit more painterly. It's a lot of fun as well.


  1. Your digital patterns are pretty. The last two ones are my favorite.
    Have a lovely week

  2. I love mint ginger, and must give muddling a try.
    also your patterns- I'm still an illustrator virgin! I have used PS Elements,a nd since moving over to the Mac side, just iPhoto.
    thanks for the visit!

  3. Isn't it nice to have some mint handy in the garden? I don't have and digital art skills at all but I do like the pieces you created.


  4. Well, your host is more than fashionably late, but I still think I made it before midnight your time. I have some mint, so I must try muddling some as soon as I have enough to cut.

    I have owned PS (not PSE) for more years than I care to mention, and I could NEVER do what you did with your lovely flowers. I like everything you make and would love to learn how to do these in PS. Way to go.

    Thanks for sharing your art AND your mint water with us for T (hopefully still) today.

  5. Just read your comment about my teas. I got mine at the Spice Merchant in town, and they are packaged in plastic zip bags. Wish they came in tins, but that's not how they are sold there. You can buy anything from 1 oz to lbs and lbs of it. Same with coffee, which they roast at their store, but I doubt they will sell a quantity of coffee that small.

  6. These are beautiful!! I have Photoshop so I'll have to look into illustrator.

  7. I was only thinking whilst watering my garden that I should gather some mint for tea and here you are doing it. Nothing like drinking your own garden is it.
    Your digital designs look great.
    Sorry I am late but I was doing a bit of celebrating for my Birthday yesterday! Hic!

  8. Amazing what you've created digitally....beautiful work!
    I just don't seem to be able to get the hang of Photoshop, but have been enjoying playing with some iphone apps that allow me to accomplish a bit of layering and filtering and such which will have to do for me.
    Your mint water looks and sounds perfectly refreshing.
    Happy almost weekend to you Myriam.

  9. Very interesting patterns. That's great that you make your own mint-ginger water. Happy very belated T-Day! :)

  10. Very interesting prints. That's great that you make your own ginger-mint water. :)
    Happy very belated T-Day!

  11. Okay--this is the third time I am trying to comment. Blogger is being such a pistol!
    Just wanted to say your prints are cool--and making your own ginger-water sounds fun.
    Happy very belated T-Day! :)

  12. I am always amazed at your patterns. I think you should be a fabric designer!

  13. What beautiful patterns you have created. Isn't technology fun as well as interesting?
    Thanks for dropping by my blog for T.
    Have a super great week.......yes it takes me a long time to blog too.....grin