Oodles of Doodles

I thought you may enjoy a little silliness on a Saturday!

There once was a girl from Spoodle                                                                             Who loved to sit and doodle                                                                                           For hours on end                                                                                                            She’d sit with a pen                                                                                                      While eating a bowl of noodles!

Now here is my illustrated version:

Girl from Spoodle

Do you like to doodle like me?  Then you may be interested in taking an online art class with Diane Culhane that starts April 21st.  For a short video and info:


Last night I took one of my gelli-prints:

gelli-print before doodle

And looked for images in it to create a doodle:

Doodle on gelli-print

I also like to doodle while watching TV.  This is one I started the other night:

TV watching doodles

I find it very relaxing to draw patterns with a black pen.  I get some of my ideas from Zentangles.  I also like to look at the patterns and shapes around me.  Below is my progress I’ve made on this doodle:

Black pen Doodle - progress

Can you find the dragonfly, 2 birds, a spider and its web and a caterpillar?

Have a fabulous day!

18 responses to “Oodles of Doodles

  1. So cute! Thanks for the inspiration Jill!!

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  2. Wow! Fun and cute and gorgeousness!

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  3. Your doodles are intricate works of art!!! Very beautiful, Jill!

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  4. Thank you kindly, Laura! 😊


  5. Ahaha, are you talking about me? My dog looks like a poodle but is a Bichon. This is adorable!

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    • I love your sweet Bichon! I posted the other day about a friend’s dog that is a Bichon Maltese Yorkie! And the neighbor behind us has a full size poodle named, Rose! Guess I have poodle breeds on the brain! 😊😊😊

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  6. Jill, are you taking Diane’s class? I’d like to but I don’t know if I can handle another class on top of Year of the Spark.

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    • Hi Carol! Yes, I could not pass it up! Although I’m taking several classes right now. At least this one is only 2 weeks! I figured I could put some of the others on the back burner for awhile. 😊

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  7. Jill, I would really love to be able to do intricate doodles like the one you created above. Can you recommend any books on this? I know you were inspired by zentangles – any others? I really love this.

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    • Thank you Laura! I think these just come from practice. I have tried doing the Zentangles in their format but I prefer just drawing from my imagination. I also will try out patterns in my sketchbook. I like to look at the patterns in objects or flowers or whatever is around me for ideas. I like the Micron pens but they tend to run out of ink rather quickly. I have found I like to use a Zig Writer pen lately. I really like Beckah Kradula’s books. I actually have a couple of my patterns published in her 500 Tangles book. Hope this helps! 😊


  8. beautiful draw patterns.

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