29 April 2016

This is a 'how not to' post

Definitely a post about how not to design!!!! 

As you know I rarely start off with anything drawn or totally 'thought out'.  I 'tat from the heart'. Well, not really as my heart doesn't have fingers!!!! I tat from experience and ideas of what may work and with the benefit of my three remaining brain cells - also known as BC3.  I do study images of a critter if that's what I'm trying to do - particularly cartoon drawings as cartoonists have a way of making images that remove the detail and take your attention to the true basics of an item.

This is how I started off with the peacock.  Well below are some of the pieces  I produced while trying to get what I wanted - others got assigned to the bin.

Now for the 'good news'. I've just got to finish off the pattern page and get it up on my site and you should be able to have it tomorrow. Hopefully you'll see that it's a lot better than the 'trials and tribulations' shown below!!!


muskaan said...


Maureen said...

At my grandson's kindergarten, there is a Resident Peacock , named rather grandly "Prince Harry"! - (because he is so gorgeous say the young assistants). Prince Harry is turquoise, green and gold,and loves to visit the children at lunchtime. I think I need to make a peacock to give them on grandmother's day in a few weeks.

God's Kid said...

At least it looks like you were working on a peacock! I think if I tried, it might not show! :)

Bernice said...

You have such and interesting process, you sure give those BC3 a workout. Can't wait.

erin said...

Hee! Raymond and I refer to that as "the carnage". :-).

Martha said...

I would call that exactly how to design instead of how not to. There's got to be some trial and error and bits and pieces.

Jane McLellan said...

I agree with Martha. I'd add that I like to see 'the carnage', it shows the time and effort that has gone into the process. If we just see the final product, we might think it was easy!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

It's so interesting to see the bits and pieces that make up your design process, something I've never really tried to do.

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