September 7, 2013

On Making Things

While I am folding the fresh-out-of-dryer tee shirts, my brain changes its gear from 'park' to 'drive' and starts turning - coming up with colors to print on them and running many different simulations - different motifs and characters in different colors.

Some people think I just have ideas and turn them into shapes. It is true for some occasions; I come up with something and quickly jot them down on my sketchbook. But a lot of times, I don't really know what I am doing until my hands starts moving. Things start to take shape while I am cutting, touching fabric and other materials, looking at their colors, and doing something tedious and repetitive.

The making process generates creativity. Creativity can generate the making process. It's a two way road.

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