The class with Terry was "Design Boot Camp." It was fabulous! We spent a day reviewing the principles and elements of design, and then used the rest of the time to explore ways to jump-start our creative side. We started with random designs in ink and thread:
By the end of the week my design wall was filled with small sketches, both in fabric and paper:
For my last exercise, I started an appliqué piece using an aboriginal print for inspiration:
This is my inspiration piece. The challenge was to distill what attracted us to the print and to make it our own:
After the class ended, I headed to my brother's home on the north side of Columbus. It is so nice to be in Ohio during the fall, even if it the leaves were just starting to change color. The weather was perfect, warm days and cool nights, and we took several long walks along the Olengtangy river.