Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Colour & Design Idea Book
I carry a small notebook with me wherever I go. You never know when something will come along to inspire a jewelry design. If you don't have a way to record those snippets of inspiration, they will be gone forever. At least, that's how it is with me.
There are advantages to carrying a notebook with you. When you see a design idea that you would like to remember, to incorporate some elements in future creations, you can instantly record it. Or if you come across a photo in a magazine with a colour palette you like, you can cut it out and glue it into your colour & design idea book.
I take mine to the bead store when I go to select components for a new piece. It would be very difficult to match the colours I have in mind without them in front of me to compare to. I find it to be a very beneficial tool.
Aside from that, my memory isn't what it used to be. You know what I mean? If I don't write it down, record it in some way, I forget it. *smile* One of the 'benefits' of getting older, I guess.