I fully intended to enter the Etsy Beadweavers Challenge, Inspired by Picasso! I researched Picasso's art including his different periods. I was most struck by his analytic cubism period. All the angles, shapes, and play with a confined colorway was something I understood. Picasso's "Le guitariste" (1910) is the perfect example of analytic cubism.
I organized my thoughts (as well as they can be organized). I chose my colorway. I drew a diagram of what I planned to do. It was titled "The Swimmer". If you look closely you can see a face and two swimming arms.