(NOTE: Since I don't have any quitly pictures to share right now, I thought I'd talk about doodling.)
As a kid I loved to doodle. I doodled on everything...pee chees, phone books, my tennis shoes....anything. In high school I took every art class I could
because I loved the feeling I got from drawing.
Several months ago I started drawing again when I decided I was going to teach
myself to longarm quilt. And I've really enjoyed putting pen(cil) to paper again. I spend
a lot of time drawing different quilt motifs to cement it in my mind. I have
a notebook specially dedicated to just drawing quilt motifs.
But you can only draw so many feathers before you start to get a bit bored. So the last
few months, I've started to do more creative doodling. I bought a few ZenTangle
and doodling books for some creative inspiration and off I went. I'm loving it!
Here is a bird I copied out of one of the books...
and some random butterfly doodles...
This one was inspired by a free Sharon Schamber quilting video
I watched the other day on The Quilt Show.
This one was inspired by a quilted vase I saw posted on someone's blog.
For the life of me I can't remember where I saw it now. Apologies to that blogger.
I was going to use this as a card to give away until I realized I
drew it on the backside instead of the front...duhhhhh.
A pumpkin for thanks giving. I probably should have doodled a
cornucopia in it instead of a spring basket but there ya go.
How about a snowflake drawn on dark cardstock with a white Gelly Roll pen?
With owls so popular, I knew I had to draw one.
I'm thinking a fox will be next.
This flower was inspired by a flower I saw on fabric.
Another flower inspired by a motif on fabric.
Here I wanted to use warm and cool colors together but separate.
And finally how about a chubby little bee?
That's all I have for now. I hope you weren't bored by my doodles.
I really must put the pens down now and get back to sewing.
I have three quilts to quilt and bind, and two tote bags and nine
Shell Shelters to make before Christmas...ugh.
Till next time...