Hello dear readers, 

Well, here I am again - I'm still here, hurrarh. 
I've been reading a lot recently about blogs and if my blog or your blog for that matter, will simply just drop off into a blog drop abyss. You know there must be a place somewhere for all these blogs which people start and never get on with. Sort of like a blog heaven.. no that's wrong because you can't really come back from heaven (well, that's what I have been told) so that wouldn't be correct. Anyway - my blog has just been brought back from blog heaven.. and here I am. 

So what is Skillshare? I hear you shout.. Well, it's a platform for learning, where individuals who have something to teach can well, basically, teach us in a virtual classroom. Pretty nifty it is too. You sign up to get an account, (don't worry this is free) anyone can do it - and then choose a course to take. As my intention is to design something spectacular one day I went straight to the design section. There are courses on all kinds of things, painting, drawing, computers, lots of programs, writing etc. The course I chose, wait for it - was a Pattern making course called Reign Repeats. 

I found the course through FB (that's short for Face book- keep up) - it was to say the very least amazing. Not only can you go at your own pace, (perfect if you are anything like me) but you can view other peoples projects too as they are working through the course and give feedback too. Don't worry it's not in any way competitive, I mean I have no intention of comparing my work to an Illustrator based in New York for example (as clearly that would throw you off the edge) - but still it is nice to know you are not alone with the lights off. 

I won't go into detail as you can view the course here - but it was 4 weeks and the amount of information Majo (that's teacher) gave was amazing. There were a mountain of videos, and lots of tips, tricks and pattern skills throughout. I highly recommend it. 
(so you fell down a hole on week 1 and got lost - don't worry, because all the course remains at your disposal for ever - that's right, gone on holiday, no problemo, gone to ground, no problemo, you can just come back to it later - when ever you wish.)

I'm also completing another course on Typography - more about that later. !! 

Here are a few other bits I've been messing around with during the course too... because I know we all love a good look at other peoples stuff.... 

This is me when I can't decide if I'm painting or drawing or colouring - 

This pattern I made for my Etsy shop (gasp shock horror) you didn't know that did you?.. well, more about that later. 

So that's all for now - I've had a few more books delivered... damn that Amazon 1 click order button.. which I will tell you about soon... 

Take care peeps and get drawing - (oh sorry that's to me).

Trina x

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