The doodle is 2.5 x 3 inches, and done in black ink on paper. As you can see, the embroidery is faithful to the doodle without being an exact copy.
Doodles just happen. I don't make any conscious decisions regarding content or design. I just let the pen wander where it will.
Once I begin to make a finished piece, using a doodle for inspiration, I also start making conscious decisions regarding content and composition.
The first choice in the translation process was to make a square embroidery out of a rectangular original. I had to make design choices regarding what elements were to stay, and which were going to be left out.
I also shuffled some of the light and dark elements to give the piece visual balance, and varied the size of the repeating elements for variety and movement.