Thursday, May 26, 2016

Collection Inspiration: May

At the beginning of each month, I am going to strive to post my inspiration and beginning thoughts for the collection of the month.  Since I didn't do that earlier, I wanted to post my inspiration for my May collection today, before I post about the pieces on Tuesday.

A few months ago I was listening to a podcast in which they were talking about the elements and principles of design.  I was struggling to come up with collection ideas, so the discussion really struck me and I thought "What if I make a collection based on the idea of each of the elements and principles?"  I loved the launching point, so I pulled out an old art textbook to start reviewing.

The first element of design covered in my textbook is line.  I focused my April collection on line and write up a post about that collection in a few weeks.  The second element is shape, and that is where my ideas for this month's collection began.

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