Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Daring to Doodle

 Do you dare to doodle? I've been in a doodling frame of mind lately. Not completely focused on any one thing, but letting my mind wander and a kid in a classroom on a spring day, looking out the window and allowing her thoughts to drift off to recess.

I started doodle journaling this month, and I've come to discover that I am well suited for this crafty pursuit.

Project Life? Documenting every day with words and photos and page layouts? Nope. Not my style. I'm more of a free form journaler. I've found that doodling and calendar planning pair together like peanut butter and jelly.

I love my new Sharpie pens! I want more colors! A nice precise point, perfect for lettering.

I'm finding some inspiration in these books from Jenny Doh that I picked up at the library. I love to see what artists are creating in their unique ways. I have never been a fan of my hand writing, but I am learning to take my time, practice, and just have fun with it.

Imagine my surprise when I clicked on Google and found this today:

What's this? A doodling contest? How fun! School children from across the country entered their doodles in  this competition for a chance to win scholarships for themselves and funds for their schools. What a cool idea!

I find that when I am in a crafty rut, it is a good idea to go back to basics and look at the things that have always inspired me...a good book to lose myself in, a walk in the garden, a visit to a shop filled with pretty things, and of course, a cup of coffee.

Doodle on, my cafe friends!

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