A Square Idea

I came up with this idea to draw nature’s patterns on small squares of paper.  I thought it might give me inspiration when I’m creating my art doodles.

The first ones I did on a 2 inch square piece of cardstock.  On the front is the pattern, shape or form of my subject in ink pen with color:


And on the back side is the date, identity of my subject and where I got my inspiration.

I discovered the 2 inch size paper to be too small so I changed to a 2.5 inch square.  Here are some squares I did recently:


Most of my inspiration for these subjects came from the internet.  These art squares are really fun to do and give me ideas for other art subjects to explore such as the eyes of animals.

I encourage you to give this square idea a try!

Cheers!  🙂

10 responses to “A Square Idea

  1. these are awesome! Love the stargazer lily! 🙂

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  2. Great idea, Jill. My only concern would be storing all these small sketches.

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    • I keep them in a small baggie with a pen so I can slip them in my purse or coat pocket. I like their small size as it helps me focus on a small part of my subject. And it is amazing how I can recall the place and time after I do it! Cheers Carol! 😍


  3. What a great idea Jill. I noticed in the top photo that you had holes punched in these. Are you going to place them on a ring? That would be a nice way to flip thru them easily–especially if they were painted on thicker paper, cardstock, or 300lb watercolor paper.

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    • Yes, that was my intention. I didn’t punch holes with the ones I recently did yet. I like your idea of using thicker paper. I also thought it would be a great way to have color samples like of watercolors. Glad you like it Annie! ❤


  4. Jill I might just do that they are so cool. Thanks for the idea.

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