DESIGN 1o1 ~ BALLOON DANCER

Design is about the PROCESS.

If asked to write about the process, I would have to say it started with a feeling of non-interest, and a sort of “I have no ideas” kind of thinking. So I went back to the written assignment and re-read it. Still no inspiration. So I clicked on some of the links given to jump-start our creative juices. Getting warmer… this is interesting…I kept scrolling down…

Then suddenly, I saw it. The paper cut-out that would grab my heart and speak to me!

I wanna do THAT!
Soaring Love, by Dream Papercut

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Soaring Love, by Dream Papercut

Soaring Love, by Dream Papercut

Those little black paper people are just amazing. My scissors took over, and in less than a minute my little Balloon Dancer was born and showing me where she wanted to dance.

She came up right away, and I recognized her instantly. Where have you been all these years, I asked ever so lovingly. She danced away laughing 🙂

I couldn’t stop photographing her, and she was determined not to let me.

We started on the kitchen utensils…

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Then we moved on to the window where she got the idea she could fly…Oops! Better hold on to those balloons, dearie.

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Next she took me on a desert mountain…

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When I thought for sure she was ready to take a break, we ran back into the kitchen for one last shot before she let the last balloon go and laid down for a rest. What a day we had, and it all happened in less than an hour! 

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About the PROCESS.

And I repeat once again~”Design is ABOUT the PROCESS, and it can only come from yourself.”

“Observation is one of the main skills of a designer. To observe is already to design.”

Design 1o1 is an online design course offered by iversity ~ https://iversity.org/courses.

The challenge is a daily 1-hour project (Monday-Friday). To be honest, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed, and still haven’t gotten into the ‘groove’ of it, homework-wise. Thank God at least we have the weekends to catch up. I’m way behind, but I’m very inspired, so that’s one good thing.

If you are interested in having a lot of fun, and designing your brains out, there is still time to jump in! 

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