Friday, 25 January 2013

Week 52: Adobe Illustrator

Propellers © Karen Thiessen, 2013
Propellers is brought to you by a whole lot of messing around. This year the pattern ideas are coming to me nonstop (hey, I'm even dreaming about them) and I've been having so much fun that I haven't cracked the manual once. So much for reaching my 10,000 hours of deliberate practice any time soon. Or maybe not. After all, with each pattern I fail several times before I succeed, which means that I am learning and that I am getting acquainted with the nuances of each tool and technique. 

This week I played around with circle fragments and Propellers was the result of a happy accident as I was trying to create another pattern. I don't even remember if I ever did create what I had in mind, because I was on such a roll that I created at least 20 patterns this week... and the ideas keep flowing. Work begets work. Phooey to the folks who wait for inspiration to strike.

1 comment:

Judy Martin said...

agreed re: work begets work.

well done , congratulations and all that.