For me, it’s always a bit of a tricky balance between planning and sketching out how something is going to go and actually getting started on something. If I wait too long either an idea gets old and becomes uninteresting in my own mind, or I get too caught up in getting things just right and the project never gets started.

Being that it’s a new year and all, I guess it’s as good a time as any to try and be better about thinking less and jumping in and just starting something while the idea is fresh and somewhat well-formed.

At the end of November, I ordered a batch of vintage paper and received some really awesome pages, including three about telescopes. Further, we had just taken the kids to the Air and Space Museum in DC so I had a slew of iPhone photos of various exhibits that were interesting to me. So instead of getting things just right, I made a list, took a poke around at some images, made a rough sketch on the reverse of a page and just started to go for it.

french knots on paper

Who knows if it will turn out the way I see it in my head, but at least it’s getting done!

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