Pattern 17/52

This week’s pattern was created to a brief in week 2 of the ABSPD course Module 3 (The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design). The assignment was to design a tea towel using traditional media and only black, white and two other colours of choice.

I really wanted to recycle the textures I made last week as they were already black and white. Also I have enjoyed paper cutouts recently and got myself some coloured paper at the art store. So here it is:

Cathrin-Gressieker-_teatowelmidcenturymodernburnI glued everything to a 50 x 70 cm canvas and once it was dry I thought: This would actually also fit into my upcoming exhibition alongside with this painting and this collage. I really love it, when surface pattern design and “art” come together. And you know what, I also used the tea towel design for another e-course. Yes, e-course-addict (me) has started a new course this week: radiant heART. But how could I resist a painting/photography course with the amazing Alena Hennessy and Susan Tuttle? See, I just couldn’t. In this course the first exercise was to make an “I-am-collage” with a painterly background and write on them (digitally) all the wonderful qualities that make you who you are. That’s me:

Cathrin Gressieker_I-am-collage