June 21, 2010

Doodles upon Doodles….

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I bet your wondering what these are? They are…. my Doodle dictionary pages printed out as a jpg from Walgreens. There’s 14 prints in all. The only problem is the moleskine is a 5x8 and the prints are 4x6, so there’s a bit of a cut-off factor. For the most part, I can see all the different designs when I pull these out for inspiration. So, they work.

I thought the prints looked pretty cool all together. This includes Set 1, Set 2, Set 3 and this present set.

A little doodle fan for ya!

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The Stripe Strips piece was inspired by this image at Flickr.

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What a relaxing way to clear the head…..doodling aimlessly….actually it requires a little more forethought than that or else I’d be just coloring checkerboards, that’s why I made my own directory. Browsing the flickr groups helps me get ideas. What works for you?

11 comments:

chel said...

This is *so* cool! I love this so much! You constantly amaze and inspire me. How much time every day do you spend drawing? Do you make it a point to sit down and draw or is it something you can't help but do? I'm having trouble with that lately- when I sit down, all I want to do is poke around on the web and not realy *create* anything. It feels like a big effort to do anything :(

Rhomany said...

This is such an awesome idea! I might do this myself.

@Chel - one way to take the effort out of it is do it while you're doing something else. I doodle while I listen to audio books or watch TV, waiting in the doctors, out having a coffee, while I'm on the phone, waiting for the laundry to finish etc. It's a great 'switch off your brain and don't think about it too hard' activity and the more you do the better you get at it.

Janet said...

Oh, they're gorgeous! All those yummy colors....it's a feast for my eyes!

Eden said...

Thanks for your nice comments!

@Chel, Yes, I have to make time everyday to "create" or it would just get pushed aside with all the other demands on my time. But, since it's important to me, I make sure I do it. I'm a pretty structured person and thrive on routine. Also, I don't have young ones around and that is a big help to doing what I want to do, when I want to do it. Possibly you can schedule some quiet time into your day with your kids and just put pen to paper! Really, that's all, but make sure you use colors and shapes that you like to draw. Have fun! Play again! Before you know it, you won't be at a loss for what to draw, an idea will come.

becky aka theRAV said...

I so enjoyed visiting your blog today, Eden. I only went back so far but I got really inspired. I have a big doodle on my desk at work on my doodle pad that I add to daily. I have posted some pics of it on my blog in past posts. Even backwards! LOL Thanks for the inspiration today.

Eden said...

Thanks for stopping by Becky and your kind words. I'd love to see that doodle.....going now to look :D

lori vliegen said...

your doodles always make me smile, eden! and i love this grid format that you have them printed in ...... hugs from your left-brained friend....xox, :))

joyfulploys said...

I like how you have put the doodles in categories...love the bright, bright colors! Happy summer!
Mary

2smart said...

I love the colour and joy of your doodles. Sheila

BlackPumpkin said...

WOW!! Sucha a great work!
Thanks for sharing!!

Semeeah said...

Omg I love those doodles!I wish that I have great taste like you!That is a great idea!!

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