Friday, May 11, 2012
This is my completed pair of stained glass shrinky plastic earrings. Do you like them? I used colored pencils on clear shrink plastic. I had to rough up the surface first with sandpaper. They started out 3 inches in diameter and now they are about 1.25 inches in diameter. I hung them on earring wires so that the uncolored side would be toward the front. They look shinier and more like stained glass this way. Does this even count as a doodle?
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A quick flower doodled on a plastic sandwich bag with a sharpie. I've got stained glass like art with radial symmetry on the brain for my next pair of shrink plastic earrings. I apologize for the picture quality. I underestimated how hard it would be to photograph a plastic bag at night using a phone.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I cannot actually share today's doodle with you because I don't want the estate of Roy Lichtenstein to come after me. I traced a couple of Lichtnesteins onto shrinky plastic. You know the kind that you put in the oven and it gets smaller and thicker. Anyway, I traced them onto the plastic at a size of 3" by 3" using a small black permanent marker for the black and colored pencils for the color. I just colored in the flesh tone instead of attempting Lichtenstein's signature dots. Then I punched a hole in the middle top of each one and baked them according to the instructions. They came out about 1.25" square. I put them on jump rings and attached them to earring hooks and now I have my very own Lichtenstein earrings! I really like earrings that coordinate but don't match. I might make a Mondrian inspired pair next. Did you doodle (or trace) today?
Monday, May 7, 2012
I already messed up on my quest to doodle every day. I was trying to figure out why it's so hard for me to doodle every day. It's because I very rarely write on paper now. I am almost always communicating through my phone or computer. I've been writing to my husband every day, but I do it on my computer. I don't go to school so don't take notes, and even then, I used my computer almost exclusively in the last year and rarely took physical notes (although when I did no margin was safe). Part of my mission to doodle every day was to get back to writing on paper, although I don't think that was conscious at the time. The weekend was pretty hectic and I was running around a lot. When I did get a minute, writing took priority over drawing. I'll get back into the swing of things this week.
In honor of my seeming inability to write physical paper notes, here is an uncoordinated computer squiggle. I created it using Gimp (a pretty good free photo editing program) and the pencil tool. If this poor doodle (honestly, it's about the best I could do) doesn't convince me to try to draw on paper instead, I don't know what could. I didn't dare try to draw an actual representation of something because my skills just aren't there, and I wanted the process to be relatively organic. Do you still write on paper? I don't even write out a physical grocery list anymore. Did you doodle today?
Friday, May 4, 2012
I almost forgot to draw today. I doodled some clouds and raindrops using a kid's drawing app on my phone. I like the neon rainbow colors and the childish look of the lines. I miss the Washington rain, although it has probably been nice up there lately