Saturday, June 15, 2013

Creative Ideas (or Catching Stray Thoughts)

I am one of those hyper-creative people.
I get ideas all the time and can look at most anything and figure out something creative to do with it (or to it).

For instance, I was watching a tv program with my husband the other night and noticed one of the actors shirt.
It was white with a really nice abstract design on it.
Bold, bright colors.
Hmm...nice designs...

I grabbed my sketchbook, jotted down a quick sketch and added a couple of watercolors to help me remember the colors that caught my eye to begin with.

I also added a note to help  me remember where I saw it.
I can see a lot of uses for this design - thermofax screen doe fabric surface design, art journaling, basis for a larger design motif, carving for joint compound surface...the list goes on and on.

Where do you get ideas from?
Are you in the habit of jotting down shapes, colors or other reminders of things that catch your eye?


Bren Graham Thebeau said...

I keep my notebook handy and drop in ideas and quite outlines of ideas,concepts colour combos because I never know where or what will spark an idea or two. Inspirations all around us!

Joanne Huffman said...

I haven't done any sketching since early May. You remind me that I really have to get back to it.