Every creative person has a different process for putting together their ideas. Somehow, we all get from nothing, to inspired, to practical.
I always find fabric inspiring. Seeing the colours and patterns gets my mind racing with possibilities.
Once that’s happened, things usually start with a blank piece of paper, a few coloured pens and a calculator (nothing worse that not checking those seam allowances early, and finding it doesn’t all add up down the track!). If it’s a bigger project, I’ll calculate yardage at this stage, so I don’t run out of what I need mid-project.
Here’s the inspiration I had today. It’s my plan for a 35cm (almost 14 inch) square child’s cushion with letters appliqued onto it. I’ll post the result once I’ve turned inspiration into action!
This was a simple drawing that took me just a few minutes. But I should add that sometimes I’ll think for days, even weeks, before I’ve got the plan worked out in my head. That’s especially so when I need to think through new techniques or unfamiliar colour combinations.
How does your creative process work?