Tag Archives: doodles

Creativity Is Not A Talent…

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“Creativity is not a talent… It is a way of Operating.”  – John Cleese

Wishing you a happy and creative day!

Cheers!  🙂

Instant Summer

Seems our weather in the Pacific Northwest has gone from a cool Spring to above 80 degrees in one day!  Ugh!!  I do like warmer weather but prefer gradual increases in temperatures…

Here is a doodle I did a while ago but I haven’t posted yet:

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My cat loves the sunshine but even he was too hot to be outside this afternoon!  Lol!

Happy Friday!

Cheers! 🙂

Art – As A Distraction

I started one of my doodles recently… Knowing I would need a distraction:

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I’m trying to prepare for foot surgerythe fusing of big toe on my left foot due to arthritis.

I try to keep my blog positive and not share this part of my life with you as I know we ALL have our problems!    And yet, I feel I need to share this part of my life with you now – not for your pity but for your understanding.  I live with chronic pain and osteoarthritis – why I create art with humor!  🙂

I’m scheduled for surgery on my left big toe, March 23rd.  I could use your good thoughts and prayers.

I have put off surgery for five years but I still worry about it.  Two weeks at home and at least six more weeks (plus or minus) recovery time.  Yes, I can drive after two weeks since it is my left foot.  😉

I’ve tried to plan ahead and stock the freezer and the cupboard for my hubby so he doesn’t have to get much take-out.  I’ve tried to get caught up with housework and laundry.  I have tried to get caught up at work (we work together).   And yet, I still think of things I didn’t do!

I will post a weird bird on Wednesday and maybe throw in a couple of unexpected posts here and there for a couple of weeks!  And I’m hoping I can get caught up with your blogs during this time!  🙂

I’d love it if you started a doodle to share with me!

Cheers!  🙂

What’s For Dinner?

I drew a quick sketch of my dinner yesterday evening in my art journal.  It was so delish!

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What did you have for dinner last night?!

Cheers!  🙂

Dreaming Of Spring

We still have lots of snow on the ground but I couldn’t help but dream about Spring in my art journal lately…

I created this doodle from my imagination and memory of Nature with Micron pens:

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Yesterday, I added watercolor.  I found this so relaxing!

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It reminded me of this doodle I did last August, that you can find here.

So I started a new piece on the right.  I plan to doodle on top of the watercolor for this one!

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How do you “branch” out to try something new in art?  I’d love to hear from you!

Cheers!  🙂

Kick Up Your Heels

I have been wanting to try a collage idea from this book:

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So yesterday, I decided to kick up my heels (so to speak) and give it a try!

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It was fun to experiment.  I tried to create this piece quickly and not overthink it – easier said than done.  😉

I’d love to hear what YOUR reaction is…  feelings, thoughts, ideas?  Please share!

Cheers!  🙂

P.S. I will be creating a series of collages this week.  PLEASE stop by and share your thoughts with me!  Thanks!

The Huckleberry Hound

I had a dog when I was growing up whose name was Mugsy.  Mugsy was a mutt…part German Shepherd, Terrier and who knows?

During the summer, my family and I would often pick wild huckleberries in the mountains.  Well, Mugsy would eat the huckleberries right off the bush!  So he was nicknamed, the Huckleberry Hound!

I don’t know why this memory is surfacing for me now…maybe because adding color to my doodle bowl from yesterday reminded me of it.  I added color with my water-soluble Faber-Castell color pencils:

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Can you find the Huckleberries in my doodle?  I know Mugsy could!

Cheers!  🙂

A Doodle Bowl

I’m trying to eat healthier in the new year.  I was inspired by a recent cookbook I purchased on meals in a bowl to create this doodle using Faber-Castell’s water-soluble pencils.

Below are shapes from my imagination but they do look like veggies to me:

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After adding water with a paint brush, I think the doodle looks more complex:

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Tomorrow I will add color – just for fun!

Enjoy your day!  Cheers! 🙂

Sing Joy!

I drew this Angel with black ink and a dip pen on hot press watercolor paper:

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Added a light watercolor wash and a bird on her wing:

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Finished with color pencils:

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She says:  Sing Joy… Give Love…Be Kind

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday, Friends!  🙂

Sugar Cookie Sprinkles

Last December I posted about my childhood memories of baking sugar cookies with my mom.  You can see the “star” doodle I created for this previous post, here.

We added lots of candy sprinkles to the cut-out sugar cookies we made.  The more sugar…uh, I mean, color the better!!  Right?!

I tried to create the candy sprinkles in this handmade stamp which looks like it was dipped into frosting!  Lol!  🙂  Honestly, it was only acrylic paint!

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I then cut simple shapes (using stencils) that look a little like cookie dough to me (gelli-printed papers):

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And added my colored “candy sprinkles” stamp to them with acrylic paint with a little glitter on top:

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I think this would be a fun project to do with children!  And of course, you need REAL sugar cookies to enjoy while making these paper ones!

Cheers!!  🙂

P.S.  Eileen McKenna at My Creative Resolution has created a daily art prompt for the countdown to Christmas.  I hope you join in the fun!  I like that ALL art mediums are welcome… Today’s prompt is Cookies.  Use hashtag #adventmcr when posting.