26.11.19

Little boat on button wheels


Good ideas can jump on you suddenly and not always at the most convenient moment. I was working on something else entirely in my studio, when an idea for a funny little boat on button wheels popped into my head. I do try to be disciplined about not 'project hopping', as it only leads (in my case)  to muddle and half finished things, so I did what I have always done and grabbed a spare scrap of paper - part of an old receipt in this case - and scribbled it down hastily.


The next day, I put aside twenty minutes to sketch it up properly. while it was still fresh. I do like a nice, tidy sketch, but there is something joyous and free about the very first little thumbnail, with its amendments and notes.


I won't be able to tackle this for some time, but there is already a corner in my mind that is considering the very important issue of - what buttons to use?


4 comments:

Karren said...

What a great idea! Having a backlog of ideas to move to is such a richness of creativity. Very clever.

Kim said...

One of my favorite parts of crafting is getting an idea and pondering and planning all the little details in my mind. Your little boat is adorable :)

BumbleVee said...

I'd probably just have a poke through all those lovely buttons and not get much else accomplished.....

Deb said...


This is joyous and I look forward to seeing it in the fluff! :)