November 8, 2010
The First Step in the Creative Process
I've spent some time recently thinking about my creative process because I'm trying to plan my best holiday strategy. I've come to realize that I'm a very visual and tactile person. Especially when it comes to my bead work, sketching out my thoughts isn't a very productive use of my time. I find myself being more inspired by opening up a few of my bead boxes and looking and touching the various beads. By touching and playing with various textures and colors, I can begin to visualize the finished product. Knitting, I have to touch every yarn before I purchase it, color is important but the touch and texture is much more important to me. I think its interesting how this process can be so different for so many people. Some find their creative inspiration by sketching, others by letting their mind wander and daydream. I'm sure that each artist has their own unique view on how they begin to cull their ideas and set on the path to a finished piece. Feel free to share your own beginning of the creative process in the comments!