Earlier this year I learned about the industry of Surface Pattern Design. It suddenly occurred to me that the craft and artistic disciplines I have pursued all my life have led me to this. l found some great gel pens that felt so right in my hand and I began to doodle and draw and decorate and it all felt so natural and good. The more I drew the more I felt a pull in this direction. Then I discovered Lilla Rogers and Rachel Taylor and I learned that what I was doing has a name! I found some great blogs which I will share here. Walking through Target is a psychedelic trip for me. I see Surface Design everywhere! I know it’s always been there, but now it jumps out at me- the stationery department especially, but also the textiles, ceramics and labels on products. It all inspires me and I love it.