In the direction of my dreams...

Hi! My name is Angela and I am a freelance surface pattern designer. I received my degree in Graphic Design from the University of Memphis and other than working at a print shop for 3 years and a short time at an advertising agency have spent most of my time since graduating following my dream of being a stay at home/homeschool mom. As my children have become more self sufficient I began to think about what I would like to do and at the end of 2012 I fell in love with the exciting world of surface pattern design. In March of 2013 I kicked off my design career by winning a Front Row Society design challenge. The rest of this year I have spent immersed in classes. I'm thankful to have taken the Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design by the fabulous Rachael Taylor and the MATS classes by fairy art mother Lilla Rogers. I'm looking forward to starting 2014 with my new found knowledge and having fun experimenting and developing my style. One of my favorite qoutes (hence the name of this blog post) is by Henry David Thoreau. "If one advances in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, (with God's help*), he will meet with success unexpected in common hours." In this blog, as I head in the direction of a new dream, I would like to share some places I have been and am yet to go, some fun finds from the past, along with I'm sure a few rabbit trails on the way. Hope you will join me on this journey....

 

*my thoughts