Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Drawing and Doodling Journal

This past Christmas, my daughter and I received blank journals. We decided together that we would draw something every day in 2015 and share what we were doing.

My first drawing
Well, that idea sort of went the way of many new year's resolutions.

We were diligent in January, a little slack in February, and completely off track for March.

I had to remind myself that my word for the year is PAUSE and that it is totally okay to draw when I want to draw and when I have time to draw.

It is much more relaxing and fun that way. I started adding color to some of them. Sometimes markers and sometimes watercolors.

When I do take the time to draw, it is very therapeutic.

Also, the more I draw, the more I want to draw more complicated things, which generally means more than one sitting for a picture anyway.

I'm hoping that somehow, all of this will translate into improved free motion quilting.

I do like how easy it is to always have a journal and some pens everywhere I go.

I have always been a doodler. My notes at work and school always have something scribbled in the margins.

This next one even looks a bit like a quilt. I was seeing how many different ways I could draw the simple design in the upper left corner.

My daughter and I each drew the face and hair below. It was interesting to compare our styles. She is very bold and puts pen to paper readily.

I have to at least get the outline drawn in pencil first, then fill in the details with my pen. My drawings are lighter and a little more delicate.

We will see how much drawing occurs for the rest of the year. Right now, quilting seems to have caught my attention. No matter what, my energy will always pour into some creative endeavor or another.

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