Friday, 14 September 2012

Week 33: Adobe Illustrator

Diamond Ocean Wave © Karen Thiessen, 2012
Recently I read an article about the importance of productive failure in creating the character trait "grit" in children. Grit is the ability to persevere. The fact that I am finally learning Adobe Illustrator is thanks to grit. Diamond Ocean Wave is the product of failure. I set out to create a diamond with four rounded corners but so far have only managed to create one with two rounded and two pointy corners. Why waste a perfectly good failure when I could create something cool with it?

1 comment:

Claudia said...

I'm super impressed with your progress, and your use of colour and pattern speak to your practice as a textile artist. I'm looking forward to seeing how these "lessons" manifest in other mediums.