I do so appreciate how you made your drawing, because just this week I was complaining to my very talented daughter that I needed help with my idea for the Swamp Show. I am certainly NOT an artist and she is very much one. But she always finds a way to not help me!
I was bemoaning my fate at being relegated to just a traditional pattern or something, not that untested vision that is in my head. I didn't think I could get there from here. Which made me think.......
A couple weeks ago, I purchased two sets of notebooks from one of the book stores. They are small books that can be put in my purse or a tote or even stuck in the folder of my iPad. I was not sure which one would be more useful, they come in several styles: plain pages, graph pages and lined pages. ANd they were three to a pack.
The trouble is that I just can't seem to keep up with that
I had an idea to change up the duffle bag so I sketched the side how I would do it.
Just this afternoon I was looking for an easy quilt to put on the frame for a quick quilt job and I found a round robin piece I designed about 4 years ago. We each made a center and I described each of the four sides one by one they were to create around it. It was sent around to 4 different people, there were 8 of us, and I worked out this elaborate crisscrossing of pieces among them. They wanted a small piece so I designed a wall hanging. I always intended to make mine larger into a lap quilt. But it got stuck in the closet, not even in my UFO box!
I pulled it out and placed it on my crowded and very messy quilting work space. I want to finish it up using some of the things I have learned in the last 4 years from rubbing elbows with people like Nina-Marie and Patty A and Charlene. I have much more confidence now to put into this piece.
|Sketch for quilting motif|
See, this is how I get so many UFOs! LOL. I am working on my Paperweights too in there somewhere!
Anyway, I need to extrapolate the sketch books into my daily routine, and to sketch with an idea....like my Vase piece.
Let's see what this week brings.
thanks Nina-Marie, for getting me started on the Journey!