THE CREATIVE PROCESS
This is a page in one of my (many) sketchbooks.
I sketch almost every day for at least a few minutes. Mostly doodling…After a while (this may take days, weeks, months) the doodles converge on a motif or and idea and a quilt idea takes root...
For me the Creative Process of developing a quilt or quilt motif is always the same:
- Ideas Converge
- Quilt Idea
- Sketch Several Variations
- Stitch the Quilt
TODAY’S DOODLE EXERCISE:
- Begin with a square and then draw a larger square around it….
- Most people doodle a motif or two…Take that motif (or-pick a pattern you have been practicing from the Tuesday Tutorials HERE)
- Add your motif in different sizes within the two squares.
- Add some upside down motifs.
- Add half motifs..
- Try to fill the entire space
- Modify the motif to add interest…
- Now use another sheet of paper and do it again…
- Divide the space into rectangles or triangles…
Once you have a few ideas sketched…give them a whirl on a piece of fabric…(and send me a photo!)
Pretty soon you’ll be writing your own “Tuesday Tutorials” and Guest Posting at The Inbox Jaunt…then I can retire….?!
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