I pushed myself out of my comfort zone last month and landed in the creative zone. Being in this creative zone makes me feel alive like an adventurous 6-year-old in a bouncy castle. The first challenge was hard work but was educational and exhilarating. I hope you liked it too!
I had problems narrowing down my choices to one item as the challenge’s inspiration. Luckily Cathy, from the blog cathythinkingoutloud, was a Twitter message away and helped me chose between the final two prospects. She did suggest four others tantalizing possibilities as well as she is quite creative herself. Thanks, Cathy.
NARROWING THE FOCUS FURTHER
I was not excited about the initial designs I sketched as I lacked focus. I was having difficulties picturing the woman I was dressing. What type of workplace did she work in every day? Does she work in an art gallery, a bank or a classroom? Once I decided that the woman I was dressing was in a professional field, the designs started to flow.
Choosing the design was a lot more involved this month. I hope you liked the two sketches I narrowed it down to and that you take the time to vote for your favourite.
The design with the most ‘Total Shares’ by Sunday night (10 pm Eastern Standard time) will be the design that wins.
PERISCOPE LIVE BROADCAST
If you would like to learn more about my design process, please watch my Periscope broadcast Monday, September the 7th at 7:30 pm EST. The live streaming broadcast will be called, “3 Things I Learned in my First 2 Days on Periscope, and 1 Way I will Use it to Strengthen My Relationship with My Blog Readers.” It would be my first Periscope broadcast so I would love it if you came along. Bouncy castle, bouncy castle.
Not on Periscope? Download the free app from your phone’s app store and search for my Twitter handle @duellingdesigns. Not keen to jump on the Periscope wave yet? I will load the broadcast a couple of days after the show in a blog post and on YouTube so you can watch it there.
THANK YOU FOR VOTING!
I would love it if you not only voted for the design you like best but if you are so inclined, would leave a comment saying what made you choose the design. Was it the combination of fabrics, lace placement, how well it met the brief or simply a gut reaction?