I finished this small sample completely today by adding strips of Kantha to the border, well actually as the border… now it goes into the class demonstration file.
Originally posted on I am Pam Holland:
I’ve been traveling for almost 3 months and many of you have followed the travels, the photographs, the illustrations and the blog. During that time and at my lectures and classes, I promised that I would share some of the techniques I use to do my patterns and illustrations. In January this year, my creative life changed when I purchased the new iPad pro. I bought the largest screen and the largest memory iPad that I could. Then came the wonderful apple pencil. It really has taken me almost all of the year to work through the applications that work in my favor. The main one I use is Adobe sketch. So to the steps. Open Adobe sketch, the pens are on one side and the sketch layer on the other. Press the + sign and a new image layer sign appears. Click on the image layer and you can import a photo into the page. I’m going to draw a camel, and so she appears. Press ‘done’ up…
I’m in the design process.
Did it begin today?
No, it began when I took the photo in India a month ago and it’s been floating around in my mind and popping into my mind for short periods of time in the past few weeks.
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Stay tuned for the new tour information on our Textile tours to India 2018, Thailand 2018, India 2019 and Guatemala. Possibly more. These are the educational tours where everyone participates. I will teach art, photography and a little about Textiles, but we will have tutors to take you through many of the techniques of dying, printing and stitching and the amazing history of textiles.
I’ve been traveling and it isn’t as easy to write an extensive blog each day. Depending on the speed of the internet in my hotel it often takes time to add the images.
So here we are 2 months later and now I can add the images I missed.
I’ll begin with Houston and I’ll add the few images I took of the Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge 2017. I think there were 465 submissions and each and every one I saw was stunning.
I’ve been home a week now. It’s all moving too fast and I have a lot to catch up on after two months on the road. I will finish adding the Houston photos and then do the essays on India and Thailand.
For my friends waiting for more blogs, it’s difficult to write it on the road because sometimes the internet is slow. If you go to my FB link http://www.facebook.com.iampamholland/ You will find them.
The colors take your breath away. I love the constant movement of fabric and flowers.
When I was eleven, a friend of my Mothers showed me pictures of the Taj Mahal, she had visited as a travel agent and my imagination went wild… I will never forget that afternoon its still very vivid in my mind. How could I imagine that I, a poor shy kid for the suburbs would be able to visit it… Well here I am and I’m going to enjoy every minute.