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#DoodleADay challenge Day 29   A few words about this morning’s doodle: Rock froms mountain, and there she appears resting quietly, gently reminding me of her presence She was not expected always welcome waking   If you are in need of some motivation to get started on the #DoodleADay challenge then you may want to […]

Creative Ideas

  #DoodleADay Challenge Day 28 I never know what I am going to see appear before me on the blank page when I begin.  Though I generally work this way when I do my painting, doodles seem to free me up even more to express myself.  Surprisingly (or not depending on how you look at […]

Breaking Out of Old Patterns

 #DoodleADay Challenge Day 27     After doodling for 27 days repeated patterns emerge in many of my doodles. Each time I doodle I have opportunity to observe them. Not just in my symbology of images, shapes and visual metaphors used, but also in the way that I approach the doodle.    I notice where I lean toward […]

Leaving Judgement Behind

    #DoodleADay Challenge Day 26   I have to admit that not judging my own art work is a work in progress.  Today’s doodle (and here comes the judgment) I’m not particularly fond of.  I thought I would try something that someone in the Facebook Virtual Art Circle group did: doodling with one continuous […]

Follow Your Own Lead

  Here is my #DoodleADay Challenge Doodle for Day 24:   Funny enough shortly before making this doodle I was watching a video for 21 Secrets Fall by Canadian artist Veronica Funk on “Finding Your Wild Spirit” about art journaling your animal totem.  I watched with delight as Veronica showed us her process and the unique way […]

Open the Doors to Your Imagination

Day 24 #DoodleADay Challenge: The beauty of doodles is that they access your imagination each time giving you new stories and perspectives. When we create, whether it be doodles or other creations, we are giving birth to something new, shifting thoughts, shifting emotions, creating new life.  A simple doodle is a door to the imagination. […]

Peace of Mind via Doodling

Day #23 DoodleADay Challenge:   After a long day at work (I do clinical work during the day and on Wednesday evenings I teach), its nice to unwind mindlessly with doodling rather than T.V. watching.  The relaxing nature of the repeated lines in doodling, decorative patterns and scribbles make for a peaceful evening.  In the […]

There are No Rules for Creativity

Day #22 DoodleADay Challenge:     Some of my doodle’s look like templates for a colouring book.  I think I may go back and colour some of them in for relaxation.  Paint, markers, crayons, it doesn’t matter really.  And there are no rules about staying in the lines. This is an added bonus of the […]

Harnessing Imagination

Day #21 DoodleADay Challenge:   It has been 21 days straight that I have been doodling and I am noticing the good  habit  being established of wanting and making timeto create something everyday.  Because they are so quick they are easy to squeeze into the day and I really don’t worry about how they look. […]

Self-Exploration via the Doodle

Day  20 #DoodleADay Challenge: Let’s talk about our doodles shall we? As I have mentioned before doodles can be fun, mindful, releasing, self-expressive, meditative, relaxing, and focusing.  Doodles can also be a passageway into self-exploration if you are willing to go that route.  After 20 days of doodling you will have enough doodles done to be able […]