A Journaling “Doodle” per Day (1 of 365)

I thought long and hard about a way to share something from my art and illustration process with my readers. I wanted something that could maintain a connection with those who enjoy my work. I wanted something that would open a tiny window into what goes on at my art desk each day.

Art journaling has grown immensely in the last few years. Art journals take different shapes and forms, cover a variety of themes and purposes, but they all share something unique from the author’s imagination and creativity.

I have decided to embark on a daily project to share a “doodle” per day. These doodles can be integrated into art journals as backgrounds, borders, lettering, or even as main elements.

What is a “doodle”? I like Wikipedia’s definition: “A doodle is a drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.”

As an artist and illustrator, I spend a lot of time “doodling”. It helps me relax, lets my creativity spill out onto a piece of paper, and gives me the time to think of what I will do next.

Today’s doodle was inspired by a couple of dried weeds I saw on the side of a trail. Even as winter calls and plants wither, nature has a way of showing us something beautiful.

I hope you find this series inspirational, and that you too think of creating your own doodles each day!