|Are you also someone who doodles?|
And yes, I doodled in sewing classes, too. In fact, I still doodle at seminars. I sat in a class with a very well know peer instructor who was giving a class on designing lace. She came to me at break and said, "Cookie, I would love to see what you are sketching?" Oh my, she kept insisting and so...I had to flip my paper and show her my spider webs. I think I see a spider web incorporated in the above initial sketch. But to this instructor's credit on the subject of lace - I did design some spider webs with Brother/Babylock software to create my first set of Halloween designs without jump threads. Which just goes to prove that, if your child is caught doodling in class do not assume they were not paying attention
Another mom shared truth: doodling is not a sign of boredom but perhaps sometimes it is a sign of inspiration!
Many things we experience in life are often expressed in our crafting potential. My husband worked for Turner Broadcasting for MANY years and with that I experienced the colorization of black and white movies. Another experience was my investment in becoming a Martha Pullen Certified Instructor. Can you see the impact of both these experiences in the final steps of my doodling?
|I see the heirloom stitches, can you?|
So where do we go from here? What about a quilt? Or creating an embroidery design? Or maybe photo stitch with the Flip Pal? I can visualize them all in my future.
So often I share a sewing project and discuss how scrap book or card making can influence it. Clearly this "art therapy" time I spent this morning leans itself the other way around!
If you doodle, embrace those sketches and scan them in or keep them in a book like I do! You never know how else you can incorporate them.
I love Valentine's Day and that is clear with the source of inspiration for my doodle above! Enjoy and scribble away ~ Cookie