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Springing Forward March 14, 2012

The wonderfully balmy weather is pulling me along in a lovely way as I wrap up a new design…

The samples are getting very close to the finish line – and I just can’t seem to knit fast enough to match my excitement!

By the time a project gets to this point, it’s one of those tip-O-the-iceberg kind of situations.

Even though there might not be much showing, the back story of the piece is chapters long; many hours, even many false starts, swatches, re-swathing, and drawing.

But as soon as it goes on the needle, that original sketch starts to breathe. It gets filled with dimensions, arrows, notations and it speaks.

This is maybe my favorite moment in the design process.

It becomes what they call in physics a transducer: something that converts one form of energy to another.

The animation in this timeline is to me wondrous: that something that starts out as a vaporous idea progresses into a 2D form on paper then JUMPS into organic being on the needle, in the making.

Pardon my geek:

Interestingly enough, like many current indie desingers, I have a scientific background and these kind of things really get me going! I degreed in Electrical Engineering and spent many an hour with a wandering, wondering brain, learning to understand the progression of processes, perspective drawings, formulas, all in an attempt to try and learn to See the Object before the object completed the circuit from the brain to the world.

So by the time I actually have a 3D thing in hand, I get the urge to accelerate and as the most geekiest of all speak: Make It SO…

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6 responses to “Springing Forward March 14, 2012”

  1. Diana says:

    Can’t wait to see the latest!

    interesting to hear about the design process.

  2. meppybn says:

    Wish we were having lovely balmy weather – here in the Pacific Northwest (!!)) snowing/raining/windying since the weekend :(

  3. Kathleen says:

    Interesting post! Always love hearing about the design process.

    You science and engineering types are really creative. Today, in the Boston Globe there was an article on two local women who have won places in the Pillsbury Bake-Off–and both of them were scientists–with luscious recipes–and fascinating descriptions of their design process.

    Can’t wait to see the new design.

  4. Patty says:

    Fascinating Bonne Marie! Can’t wait to see the new design! Off to check out yesterday’s Globe!

  5. Carla says:

    Geeks rock! Hope to see you at the next sci-fi convention… :)

  6. Tess says:

    Embrace the geek within you! Goramit!!

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