Tuesday, August 3, 2010
How do you plan?
So as I am redesigning my design studio, I came across sketches and piles of yummy goodies put aside for upcoming projects. Which made me wonder - how do you plan your designs?
Personally, I start with a sketch - a very simple pencil plan in my trusty notebook. Then I label the images (just in case I forget what I was visioning - lol!) After that I choose my color palette and start pulling papers. This is the LONGEST part of my planning. I literally will pile and pull papers our of every corner of the earth until I am satisfied. Sometimes I even take a stack of colors (usually blues and greens) to my husband to help me pick the perfect backgrounds. Four eyes are better than two - sometimes ;o)
After I decide on my papers, it is time to pick coordinating embellishments. Then it is back to my sketch to add which papers and embellies will go where - and VOILA! A plan is born.
Now, you may ask, do you stick to this "plan"? Usually - but sometimes I travel off the path or change my mind about a few things here and there.