Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The wonder of the creative process

I'm by no means a creative person AT ALL. But I think we all go through the creative process.
This is how mine usually goes.


A few days ago I bought a pack of 10 sheets of felt, and a couple days after that I got I bag of 40 brooch bars. Both just sat there staring at me, until I thought about making felt brooches. Not the most creative of ideas.


So I went and did some, you may call it, market research. So I ended up deciding to make some animal felt brooches.

Idea development

On to the drawing board it was. I grabbed a white sheet of paper, and drew about 7 or 8 different outlines. I chose my favourite, and copied it with carbon paper.

I had 9 outlines. A fast Google image search gave me the idea of going for a jungle theme. So, about 20 minutes later I had a plan.


Lots of felt cutting and sewing, and I had a first version of my original idea.

Prototype modifications

I kinda love the way the prototypes look, so I'm keeping them for good. At least for the time being.

And just for comparison, the design and the final product.

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