First off - Thank you all for the love and, more importantly, the inspiration.
I have been house cleaning and getting rid of the learning permit patterns. Forgive me, but there are days when I wish other folk would do the same.
I use Coreldraw to make the shapes, export them as svg and play with them in Seamless Studio. On my wish list for Seamless Studio is a way to store my shapes in catagories other then "my shapes". I would like to be able to make my own groups. Can it done? Did I just miss it?
I have been playing around with the palettes and the names of colors (I love naming colors!) --So some of my palettes have a theme going in terms of the names. It's fun to play around and a pleasant side benefit is I have to consider colors I might never look at under other circumstances.
The link to my Spoonflower shop is www.spoonflower.com/profiles/olumna
I am a bibliophile. These are some of my inspirations:
Tagasode: Whose Sleeves... Kimono from the Kanebo Collection by Nishimura Hyobu etal. Japan Society, 1976
Traditional Japanese Stencil Design Edited by Clarence Hornung. Dover, 1985
Revolutionary Textile Design: Russia in the 1920s and 1930s by I. Yasinskaya. Viking Press, 1983
The Book of Japanese Design by Kiayama Kyusaburo. Crown Publisher, 1969
Paisleys and Other Textile Designs from India by K. Prakash. Dover Publications, 1994
Pattern and Design with Dynamic Symmetry by Edward B. Edwards. Dover Publications, 1967