I tried. Honestly, I did. I took my last design, which by the way, wasn't half bad. I didn't love, love it but I didn't hate it either. So, I tried coloring it and I colored some more. But none of them seemed right. What's a girl to do when a piece that is suppose to be "inspired" feels more like a chore?
Scrap it! Start Again! If I had that idea, I'll have another.
I decided what I didn't like about the design was that there was too much representational work in what I wanted to be an abstraction of spiritual praise. I think its not a bad idea to write out what you want your piece to express and put that on your design wall. That way you won't take a wrong turn and end up completely somewhere else. (Not that somewhere else isn't perfectly fine, but, hey, its not where we wanted to go!)
So Guess What?? My design came out of me with no problem. I refined it here and there for a long while and finally was satisfied. Now I just have to color it. Again. Groan. .
This time, I took a different approached and used my handy dandy Photoshop Elements program. Its really not that complicated. After making sure that the design only included enclosed shapes, I scanned it into the program.
Then all you have to do is "Select" (I used the lasso) the shapes, pick a
color and "Paint Bucket" to fill it
. Waaaa - La!! I feel very smart!
The hardest part was picking the colors. . . of course. Now remember this was only to give me a rough idea of where I'm doing with the piece. I didn't feel the need to perfect the colors. Its amazing that once you start playing with the colors you see all sorts of directions the design can go.
These are only the first three. I gave myself a deadline to start sewing by Sunday so I don't end up down another rabbit hole!
So what have you been up to creatively?