Designing would never be fun for me... no imagination leads to frustration, and I do not have a great imagination. I think I'll leave the designing to others and just deal with trying to figure out the patterns.Have fun!
Diane, Thanks for that! I think I might just be in the same boat!Fox : )
well, you look to be at the right level of frustration for a drawn out design. Any minute now you'll hit crazy and it will start to flow a little better. I like the lower left design since you could make a series of them for a table ribbon. Sometimes it helps to color in your sketch...Any minute now...
Your sketch looks like it has beautiful potential. It's just a matter of working out the stitch counts, and that will always be trial and error. You don't need a different personality, just a bit of patience.
Fox you can do it. I am in awe of your tatting and I can say before I joined this challenge I had to if no other website go to yours. Me I wish I was half as good as you.
Love the design I really hope that it turns out for you! I am sure that you will get there!
I do like your drawing. As Miranda wrote: "beautiful potential". It may all come together yet. Best of luck with your designs.
Oh how I remember the high levels of frustration when I got to that stage of Sharon's Design_Tat course! It was brutal! (Heh, I cried a few times.) But the course is GREAT! And the big shocker was that I came out of it actually able to design something! I guess what I am trying to say (not very well) is to chalk up the uber-angst to growing pains. Hang in there! Your skills are RAD and you will be an incredible designer. Your sketches are so far ahead of what mine were. Really lovely!
You Guys ROCK! Your crazy comments are making me giggle, which is JUST what I needed to get through that hideous design block! I am now halfway done the design now and it is not half bad ... well, at least I can post it, though it is not very pretty - but a good first try. Thank you all.♥Fox : )
I don't know about you getting a new personality... then you wouldn't be Fox - the funny, poetic tatter we all love!I get frustrated too, when I try to make my own designs... at first I could see potential in everything! After awhile, it just sort of faded away lol. BUT... after seeing your design, I am now inspired once again, and am actually seeing potential in things that I look at... Don't give up!! Do it for the children! LOL
(smile) Most of us start out with something simple. This looks pretty complex. Maybe pick your favorite element out of the bunch and focus on that? You can always add more later.
You are a better man than I am......I would not even ATTEMPT the design course!You don't need a new personality at all, you have found your muse in bits of thread, and I think this is just the next step for you. Good luck!
Designing isn't the easiest thing in the world, and once you get the design to what you want, well.. That's the greatest feeling in the world! Then you realize.. It's time to do it again!It takes time to get the stitch counts just right, but it is worth it in the end! Take a breath, close your eyes, and then go for it!BTW, love love LOVE the the lower left. Can't wait to see it finished!
At least it is definitely fun reading your post... :)
Suddenly you'll know how to tat your design. I know from experience because I have also taken that design course and I am familiar with the frustration.Don't change personality, please - I really like the version of Fox that I have come to know here.
The design looks brillant, and I hope you can get it to work love to see when you finally get it how you want it. Margaret