Starting with a blank page can be daunting. Sometimes just adding a bit of color, texture, or pattern to the paper can propel us to keep adding elements to our art journal page. Continue reading
I was out of ideas this morning and my sister suggested drawing something seasonal. We just got done with Halloween, Thanksgiving is coming up, and snow is beginning to fall signaling the start of the winter holiday season.
This morning I was contemplating what do draw. Recently I went for a beautiful fall walk and collected a number of beautiful leaves from the trees in the neighborhood. They each had a lovely and unique shape. They were all different colors.
Today’s doodles (yes, many of them!) were inspired by Zentangles. I was teaching a watercolor class last week, and I met a Zentangle instructor. Though I am not usually drawn to geometric patterns, I am always looking for ways to fill in curves and paisley shaped designs. Continue reading
This half moon shaped design was part of the pattern of one of my coloring book designs. I thought it could make a great scalloped border and can be filled in with a variety of patterns. It is simple, but fun! Continue reading
I can’t believe it has been a week since I started this post thread. Seven doodles later, we are 1/52 of the way into this endeavor! Continue reading
Which way? I thought this fun rustic post with pointed signs would be great for a journaling page! Continue reading
I had fun with the little scalloped arch border yesterday so I decided to draw little flowers made from the same elements. Continue reading
Following up on yesterday’s theme, I drew a border with little arches decorated with beads on the top. Continue reading
Today we have two line doodles. These would be great as separators, as vertical accents coming down the page, as borders, or even as frames! Continue reading