"Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us."
Richard Bach

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

'The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design' e-course...

Evening bloggers!

All this week the Rachael Taylor Design blog has been showcasing the very talented work of 'The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design' e-course students. You can find part 1 by clicking here. There are 6 parts altogether so don't miss out!

I hope you enjoy looking through them as much as me and Rachael! We are very proud!

Enjoy! Kelly :)

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Sneak peek...

A sneak peek at my regular Monday guest blog for Rachael Taylor Designs. The post features interior design company Graham and Green.

Enjoy! Kelly :)

P.S. I am now Rachael's Creative Design Assistant. If you would like to appear on the blog, email me at kelly@rachaeltaylordesigns.co.uk

Beautiful window displays...

Happy Saturday!

Leeds city centre is amazing for getting inspiration, especially the amazing window displays! My favourite today are the displays by Zara. The store has three side windows so they have plenty of space to work with and decorate! Their new womens, mens and kids collections were being showcased and displays were just fantastic. I especially love the lovely designed mannequins.

Enjoy! Kelly :)

Friday, 3 February 2012

New ideas alert!

Happy Friday folks!

Thought I would share some recent drawings of some lovely vintage mannequins for my final third year collection. I love the old wire framed mannequins, so pretty and great as decoration in homes!

Enjoy! Kelly :)

And some cleaned up motifs in illustrator...

Sunday, 29 January 2012


Happy Sunday folks!

Another sneak peek for my weekly guest post over on the Rachael Taylor Design blog. Check the full post out on Monday morning!

Enjoy! Kelly : )

Saturday, 21 January 2012

The E-course...

Yay Saturday!

Today I am pondering on how amazing technology has become, and especially how useful, challenging and creative it can be! Therefore I am sharing information today on the various e-courses that are exactly this! From online classrooms to online seminars and lectures it amazing how one can learn right in the comfort of your own home!

Now don't get me wrong, I love sitting in a lecture at University frantically taking notes, but if it's creativity you want the latest e-courses can provide!

I recently registered for Michelle Fifi's live training event (below) also know as @PATTERNOBSERVER on twitter. I will also be taking part in Rachael Taylor's and Beth Nicholl's 'The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design' in a few months (also below). Cannot wait!!!

So check out just a few of the available e-courses and enjoy! Kelly :)

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design E-course: "Split into three modules it will take you step-by-step from sketch to pattern to product, sharing technical how-to-guides and industry secrets along the way. " Rachael Taylor and Beth Nicholls. Click here for more information!

Do What You Love E-course: "This online adventure will take you step-by-step on a path to discovering your true passion, and finding a way to make it a greater part of your everyday life." Beth Nicholls. Click here for more info.

Hello Soul. Hello Business. E-course: “We want to inspire a new generation of business owners who build businesses with soul, infuse them with beauty, and have a positive impact in the world.  We want those business owners to flourish, embrace abundance, and make more money than they thought possible doing what they love. And we want you to be part of that.” Beth Nicholls and Kelly Rae Roberts. Click here for more info.

Webinar - Live Training Event - 5 Steps to Creating An Irresistible Surface Design Collection. Michelle Fifis. Click here for details.

The Sellable Sketch E-course: Michelle Fifis. Click here for more information.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Vintage Inspired: Cards...

Hello again lovely people!

Today I am sharing with you my card designs from my 'Vintage Inspired' collection!

Tea anyone?

Enjoy! Kelly :)