I spent most of yesterday shuffling graphite around to design four windows for one of our projects. I left the smudge marks so you can see how hard I work here!

The large picture with four drawings is how I started. The bottom two are what I’m going to present in my proposal.

I’m often at the kitchen table when I create designs like this. It takes a lot of sketching and erasing to create something that somewhat satisfies me. Staring at the drawing, I’m constantly looking for ways to build character in the lines. The way I do this is by moving around the drawing and finding little areas that need to be adjusted.

Creativity is stressful at times. It’s actually a relief sometimes to get up and empty the dishwasher and wash a few pots.