Friday, December 6, 2013

Do you doodle?

(NOTE:  Since I don't have any quitly pictures to share right now, I thought I'd talk about doodling.)
As a kid I loved to doodle.  I doodled on everything...pee chees, phone books, my tennis shoes....anything.  In high school I took every art class I could
because I loved the feeling I got from drawing.
Several months ago I started drawing again when I decided I was going to teach
myself to longarm quilt.  And I've really enjoyed putting pen(cil) to paper again.  I spend
a lot of time drawing different quilt motifs to cement it in my mind.   I have
a notebook specially dedicated to just drawing quilt motifs. 
But you can only draw so many feathers before you start to get a bit bored.  So the last
few months, I've started to do more creative doodling.  I bought a few ZenTangle
and doodling books for some creative inspiration and off I went.  I'm loving it!
Here is a bird I copied out of one of the books...
and some random butterfly doodles...

This one was inspired by a free Sharon Schamber quilting video
I watched the other day on The Quilt Show.

More randomness...
This one was inspired by a quilted vase I saw posted on someone's blog. 
For the life of me I can't remember where I saw it now.  Apologies to that blogger.

I was going to use this as a card to give away until I realized I
drew it on the backside instead of the front...duhhhhh.
A pumpkin for thanks giving.  I probably should have doodled a
cornucopia in it instead of a spring basket but there ya go.

How about a snowflake drawn on dark cardstock with a white Gelly Roll pen?

With owls so popular, I knew I had to draw one. 
I'm thinking a fox will be next.
This flower was inspired by a flower I saw on fabric.

Another flower inspired by a motif on fabric.

Here I wanted to use warm and cool colors together but separate.

And finally how about a chubby little bee?

That's all I have for now.  I hope you weren't bored by my doodles. 
I really must put the pens down now and get back to sewing. 
I have three quilts to quilt and bind, and two tote bags and nine
Shell Shelters to make before Christmas...ugh. 
Till next time...