Now that we’ve got the verse for Bella, Cat needs to decide how big a project she wants.
One of the first questions that must be answered when starting any design is “How much time do I want to devote to this project?” Time limits many design options. If you want something to give tomorrow, there’s no way a large elaborate design will work. If you want beautiful lettering, an intricate image, subtle shading, you’re not going to get it in a bookmark you can complete in an afternoon.
I want to stress here that bigger, time-consuming designs aren’t always better. It can be hard to sustain the effort needed to make it to completion. It is dispiriting to start with high hopes for a project and end up with it sitting half-finished in the closet. It’s best to pick something you can encompass.
Also, you need to consider how the person you are making it for will use it. A big framed piece may not work for…
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