quite simply, i don't.
somedays a design pops into my head and i rework it until i am able to create it in metal.
other days i dig through my stone stash and stare at them until one screams to be made into something.
i never, ever sketch.
and really, it is that willy-nilly.
often, i find myself wishing that i had the discipline and skill to sketch, but its just not in me.
and for now, this very unorganized system works for me.
to find out about others' creative process check out these blogs:
Corliss & John Rose