Some of you might wonder why I am doing so much design stuff right now. I am currently in the midst of assisting a friend with her sculpture exhibition. See details here. Here is a picture of part of the sculpture, but it's one of those things you actually need to see to understand.
We have spent a few days getting everything ready to travel to the big city. This was a large job as the sculpture, which my Husband also worked on, is extremely large. They went ahead and took it to Federation Square, in Melbourne, where it is to be exhibited and I will join them tomorrow, coming home for quilting on Saturday, then returning Sunday, so I really haven't the time at the moment to get any stitching or experimenting done. Next week!
Another design tool I use, particularly for landscapes, is paper sketching. Not sketching on paper, but making a simple collage with paper. It frees you up from being too fiddly and accurate and helps to simplify designs.
Here are a few more-
As you can see, I might add a few lines to help me later on, and notes about what the parts are.
Here is another sketch, but one that illustrates what I was talking about yesterday, that cropping and framing makes a big difference.