Monday, May 14, 2012

A Doodle a Day - Day 14

I'm taking weekends off from doodling.

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Doodle a Day - Day 11

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

A Doodle a Day - Day 10

I'm not sure if this really qualifies as a doodle. It's a computer mock up of a design for my stained glass earrings. Imagine each diamond filled in with color. Pretty simple, but I think they'd be pretty. I might do both earrings with the same shape but colored in slightly differently.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Doodle a Day - Day 9

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

A Doodle a Day - Day 8

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

A Doodle a Day - Day 7 (having skipped 5 &6)

Hi All,

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

A Doodle a Day - Day 4

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

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Doodle a Day - Day 3

Pencil sketch of a feather drawn from memory (if you couldn't tell I wasn't looking at an actual feather at the time)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Doodle a Day - Day 2

I do own a scanner, I swear! I was too lazy to get up to find real drawing paper, did you really expect me to scan the finished product? Did you draw something today?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Doodle a Day - Day 1

I'm going to try to draw something every day of May. We'll see how long I make it.

I moved recently which was pretty hectic. I'm still not totally moved in so there may not be many new craft posts for a while. In the mean time I'll doodle so I can create without a huge time commitment. You should try it too. A Doodle a Day in May!