Sharon B has described the design process of Concept, Form and Content. Despite the numerous creative courses I've taken over the years I've never consciously thought about my designs in this formal context. I'm hoping it will appeal to my analytical side and keep me focused on completing an original piece of work.
I'm working in 6"x4" format, purely because its small and I'm confident I'll get the stitching finished (TAST is good evidence of that)
I'm going back to one of the first ideas I had when I started my C&G course and I'm using my home - a small fishing village - as inspiration.
Which also fits well with the format - seaside postcards.
3 years ago when I started a workbook of ideas I concentrated on the 'elements' - sky, sea and sand (or in my case, shingle). My first impressions. But now I want to concentrate on what I love about the village and thus make a more personal piece.
I'm using the sketchbook that I made 3 years ago in response to my first impressions to collect my new ideas.
I'm sure that if I revisit this concept over the years, what I love will change, so this will be a long term idea!
So far a bit of mind mapping and daydreaming has thrown up a very simple concept.
The sea. In particular how I see it - catching a small glimpse through some houses as I turn a corner, or getting up high and seeing an expanse of water. I love the juxtaposition of the green fields and the blue water. And the noise they both make when its windy...
I'm hoping to get some sketching done in next couple of days of my different vantage points. I'm sure some interesting shapes will come up.