Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy September!

Cringe Worthy.

There was a time when the uncontrollable characteristics of liquid watercolor would have had me not just cringing, but probably screaming.

Now I kind of think it's fun.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Other Stuff ... and more doodles.

A couple of spreads in my sketchbook ...
... and a butterfly postcard I did a few days back.
And finally, a couple more doodles – one on my new sketchbook ...
... and one on the inside cover.
I think it's time to search my photos for some new flowers to doodle.

Hooray for New Listings!

As promised, there are finally new listings in my Etsy Shop! These are all original, hand made by me items featuring my new Doodlicious Flowers. In celebration, take 15% off your order now through September 30 when you use the coupon code SEPT2014!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Just Keep Doodling ... Just Keep Doodling ...

I've been working on new art for my website banners for a few days now. It's bigger thank I need, but I can probably think of something to do with all that extra beautifulness.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I Made A Deal With Myself.

As long as I'm creative every day, I don't have to draw in my sketchbook.


I don't, darn it.

Eight years ago this past Thursday – holy cow, does time fly! – I started my sketchbook habit. It was a way for me to get back to drawing that worked when I was chasing two rambunctious toddlers around all day. In other words, it was cheap, portable and easy.

Lately, though, I've been enjoying these flower doodles so much that it's all I can think of. I haven't been reading, surfing the internet, watching TV or any of the multitude of things I often fill my extra time with.

I've built up enough work that I'm hoping to post things for sale on my Etsy site this week. I suppose if things don't sell, my relatives and friends can look forward to a lot of floral gifts for Christmas and Birthdays this year.

Anyway, my sketchbook has been such a big part of my life for the last eight years that I feel like I'm neglecting my best friend. I just have to readjust my thinking and realize that the goal all along was to make creativity, not just drawing, a part of my daily life. It doesn't matter if I'm drawing in my sketchbook or doodling flowers over everything I can think of as long as I get my daily dose of creativity.

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Doodle-tastic Week!

The minions are back in school and I find myself facing nine long, desolate months alone.

Whatever will I do to fill the time?

You know, aside from the usual design jobs, cooking, cleaning, laundry, errand running and kid schlepping?

I'll probably be able to come up with something.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mom Will Be So Proud!

I decided I wanted a new shower curtain and couldn't find a valance I liked to go with it. So ... I bought two shower curtains and made a valance out of the extra one.

Because I'm crafty like that.

And while I don't like to sew, apparently the lessons she gave me managed to sink in.

At least for straight seams.


Monday, August 18, 2014

EEEK! Pinkitis Is Catching!!!

After being exposed to the dreaded disease Pinkitis – which results in an above normal fondness of pink – for ten years, I seem to have succumbed. I now get just as excited as The Girl over pink clothing, shoes and accessories.