I recently started a new doodle and here is my progress:
Yesterday, I got a little more done on it:
One of my favorite art quotes by Albert Einstein is:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
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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:
My cat loves the sunshine but even he was too hot to be outside this afternoon! Lol!
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Maybe you remember the art doodle I started before my foot surgery? I’m pleased to say that I have finished it! Here is the final one that is on 5.5 x 8.5 inch paper:
And here are the stages of my progress:
I am pleased to say my left foot is healing well from my surgery too! I got my stitches out yesterday… YAY! 🙂 I will have to wear my foot boot (brace) for another month but I am thrilled to be moving forward.
Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words of encouragement!
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I started one of my doodles recently… Knowing I would need a distraction:
I’m trying to prepare for foot surgery – the 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!
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We are having a really late Spring this year. So I have been doodling leaves in my sketchbook, dreaming of warmer weather:
Perhaps you remember me starting this as a watercolor on a previous post? If not, you can find it here.
It was a fun “branching out” and trying things in a different order. However, I like creating the doodle first and then adding color, what do you think?
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Perhaps you remember this doodle I recently started in my art journal, you can find it here.
I am please to say that it is finished!
It is in my 5.5 x 7.5 inch art journal. I used Micron pens on 140 lb hot press watercolor paper.
My husband gave me this beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers this week…
I now have a bouquet of inspiration to begin a new doodle!
May your day bloom with happiness!
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I was thankful that I didn’t have to cook the Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. We joined my hubby’s family with a household of LOTS of people! I’m not used to being around this many people so I found it calming to create this doodle in my art journal:
It was fun to add pattern to the negative space. Tomorrow I hope to add color to the positive shapes.
Wishing you a fabulous Friday!! Cheers! 🙂
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Yesterday’s post is a hard act to follow but I’m going to give it my best shot!
The shape apPEARed first… so I added patterns with a black Micron pen:
Next, I added color sparingly with watercolor:
And finished it with pencil shading to add the PEARfect dimension:
PERhaps you remember my 3 Pear Doodle from last year? You can see it here.
Thank goodness Friday is here or should I say, has apPEARed! Lol!
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I’ve been trying to put the finishing colors on my doodle that I started awhile ago in my art journal.
It reminds me of the popcorn you can buy in the store called, Fiddle Faddle. The popcorn and peanuts are covered with gooey caramel. Yum! Like the popcorn, I have a difficult time leaving my doodle alone. I keep “fiddling” with it!
Here are some of the supplies I used on this doodle:
I started with watercolor but then tried gouache, Tombow markers, Inktense pencils, watercolor pencils and Prismacolor pencils. 😉
I learned a lot from my experiment with different mediums. I learned NOT to use a water brush as I don’t have any control with it. (I can’t stay within the lines). I struggled with the Inktense pencils to get them to blend with other mediums.
I also learned to trust my instincts when it came to color and NOT coloring every doodle! I hope you check out Annie Glacken’s doodles here that she did recently in watercolor. My favorite is her Hummingbird! 🙂
You may recall my doodle progress where I last left off that you can find here.
Here is the completion of this doodle:
I tried to vary my color by creating depth and movement in my patterns. I would love to know what you think!
Happy creating!! 🙂
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My hubby and I took ballroom dances several years ago. It was so much fun! It challenges the mind and keeps one physically in shape… need to get back into it! 😉
This week has reminded me of the Fox Trot rhythm which is slow, quick, quick! Lol!
Here is my slow part – painting my doodle in watercolor – making progress in this dance:
And a quick, quick flower sketch in my art journal with Tombow markers. Added some water, white charcoal and color pencils to finish it:
Wishing you all a fantastic Saturday.. dancing to your own rhythm!!
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