Sunday, January 18, 2009

sparked by design or doodle

I just cracked the spine on my latest design journal.  I've been keeping a design journal for at least 6 years - after I finally decided that the scraps of paper method just wasn't working for me.  I usually fill two or 3 books a year with sketches of course,  but I also use it for business to-do lists, supply lists, an occasional grocery list, and doodles.  I doodle when I'm on the phone (taking notes) and especially doodle when I get stuck and need something to spark my creativity.

This is a design sketch that ultimately became two watermelon tourmaline pendants.


This is a doodle that helped me resolve the focal point of one of my vintage Mardi Gras bead necklaces.
Can't see how this helped?  It's in the eyes:  on all of the strands of Mardi Gras beads I have, there was only one eye bead, and it fit nicely inside of a frosted glass donut bead.