It has been so nice over the past month or so to really get down to work. With everything else going on in my life these past couple of years, I have had so many ideas accumulate in my sketchbooks. I've been toiling away, trying to bring as many as possible to fruition, which I find very fulfilling and also inspiring. There's nothing quite like good, hard work to get the creative muse going.
I get so excited in those last few steps of working on a new project, right before it's ready to meet the world. Here are some images of the last stages of my embroidery patterns. Up above, I'm blocking the fabric to get it ready to photograph, then reviewing my original sketches and notes on color and stitch choices. (Easter egg and alpaca pin cushion are obvious necessities for this part.) Finally, I digitize the image in Illustrator and put together the elements of the PDF in InDesign.
What's your favorite part of the creative process?