Author: Lori Krout

Creating Patterns is Making Me Happy!

Creating Patterns is so much fun and I have really renewed my interest in making them after being a beta tester for the new course and complete system for that works with Adobe Illustrator called Pattern it Up. Artist and textile/surface pattern designer, Oksana Pasishnychenko, has been creating patterns for over ten years and came up with several systems to make the process of creating patterns easier, faster and more fun. I’ve really enjoyed the process so much and have continued on this path because it is so addictive! There are many ways to teach how to make seamless...

Read More

Children’s Book Illustration Course I am Taking

I’m working on several things at a time right now while taking a course on children’s book illustration by award winning author and illustrator, Kristen Balouch. The course is called Illustrating Books for Children, and I am working out ideas for a book based on a true story about how my daughter wished and wished for, dropped too many hints to count, pestered us as if she already had her pug and ultimately attracted/manifested the pug of her dreams who showed up one day at our house and actually needed a home! This illustration is a part of a...

Read More

Gouache on Paper Desert Rose Teacup

For my daily art today, I painted gouache on paper teacup in the Desert Rose pattern by Franciscan. My sister gave me her set that used to belong to my aunt- a vintage set made in California in the 1940’s. I love the colors and textures!

Read More