Saturday, July 21, 2007


I've found a few new (to me) art blogs that I just adore ... and one, Dawn at d'Blogala, has recently started doing weekly prompts (you know I love 'em). The first prompt was to doodle. Simple, right? Except I'm not one for doodling ... to me, doodling is just random marks on the page ... they might make a picture, they might not. However, I tend to overthink each mark I'm going to make on anything, so to just be random and free is not easy for me. But, hey, it's the first prompt so that's where I'm going to start. So Thursday, I opened to a blank (except for green paint) page and draw a line across it (stressing over making the curves look natural ... sheesh!). Then I drew another wavy line woven around it and started filling in the spaces left between them ... after the swirls and the diamonds, I sort of stressed about what to do about the other 2 spaces so that they'd be different (see how I overthink things?!)

Then Friday night I went down to Chicago for the Women of Faith conference, bringing my journal and a few pens, of course. During the Friday night pre-conference, I started thinking about Dawn's live earth doodle page and thought that maybe I could sort of do that for this page ... just doodle about things that really stood out to me at the conference. So I tried it. It was slow-going at first, but as I got into it, it got easier. And a bonus was that I think I paid even more attention than usual because I was looking out for things to doodle about LOL! Here's the result:


  1. I SERIOUSLY love this! How incredible! I'm so happy you're getting into doodling...What you've done here is such a great record of your experience...Keep it up! And thanks for letting me know! :)

  2. great page - I do my best doodles when in a boring class in school when I'm not taking notes just "making marks" on the paper and not thinking! :-)

  3. That's fantastic! Art always attacks when you're least expecting it; you had great instinct to bring along your journal!

  4. Jennifer,
    i think your doodles are just fine! quite interesting which is what they are supposed to be. I am like you and feel I overthink EVERYTHING worrying about if I mess it up or if it ends up not looking nice. I guess we need to just relax!


Blog Widget by LinkWithin