August 9, 2011

Time flies

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7 Days….8 Nights…..v.a.c.a.t.i.o.n……I don’t really count the first day as a day because when you get to your destination after 10 hours car bound and after 6pm….then it’s not a day at play in my opinion.

Relaxed and Recharged with:
  • My Marker Stash (above)

  • My Journal
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  • My walks beach-side, dock-side and for something chocolate-sided.
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  • My water-time
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  • My swing-time


My flickr buddy Sheila (Bostinstuff) does aMaZiNg doodles, and what’s so interesting about her work is that she will draw everything out first….and….then….color…it…in.   Not the way I do it, I’m not that good!  But since I had the time I thought I’d give it a shot.  Lots of benefits to working this way, because I can color it in any way I want digitally once I have the black & white jpg.



It was very slow going with my doodling, I must confess.

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3 days later and I’d only gotten this far!



Once home I felt compelled to complete this.  Just something endearing about taking a break from routine, seriously!  It was somewhat of a digital-break too.  No wifi, only my phone!  Maybe that was the best thing about recharging!  However, I did watch a lot of shark-week.  Wouldn’t recommend doing THAT before your salt water swims though.

6 comments:

aimee said...

looks heavenly! love the M!

Jp said...

Great start for my name. I look forward to "c" next!

Chel said...

Lovely!!

Janet said...

It all looks so relaxing. I love being near water, either the ocean or a river or lake. There's something about it that just makes me feel great.

Love the "M"....that's both my kids initials. All M's.

Serena said...

I LOVE your intricate doodles exploding with colour! Lovely work!

gypsy said...

Eden, The doodle patterns in your letters are super fun and psychedelic! Love seeing your vacation pix!

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