Sunday, 2 February 2014

Day One....Mini-Rabbit

I was really having problems knowing where I wanted to start with this project.   Every idea i had about mini-mals seemed like i was over-thinking or would be too complicated to make in one day - I really don't want to give up halfway through as I can't finish anything in the time-frames I've set myself!   but anyway, an idea hit me as I was lying awake in the middle of night worrying about it.   I had been reading a series of blog posts on copy+paste by Kirsty Neale and Julie Kirk about illustrators that Kirsty is inspired by and so I thought that to at least start this project I would take inspiration from my favourite illustrators, designers and makers to create mini-mals influenced by their work.

And so to the first inspiration and mini-mal....

My inspiration today is the lady that sowed the seed for this whole project - Marisa from Creative Thursday. If I hadn't seen Marisa's book when we were in San Fransisco last year and become mesmerised by her illustrations I wouldn't have had this idea in the first place.

To be honest, I didn't think I was going to enjoy the text part of the book as when I read reviews it described it as a motivational book and I really didn't think that was my kind of thing.   But, the illustrations won me over and I bought it and ended up reading it cover-to-cover!  It made me realise that I was not alone in my procrastination and most other makers go through the same dips in creativity that I have been experiencing lately.   One of her ideas to get over this was a one-a-day project..... and so here we are!

Mini-mal number 1...

Please pop along tomorrow to see the next mini-mal....  xx

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