Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I follow a blog called The Sketchbook Challenge and love the encouragement and sense of community I see there.  This week, they posted a prompt called "doodling" which is a way to loosen up and practice art without getting all uptight and frenzied about the outcome.  The goal is just to doodle, set aside a few minutes and just let your fingers go.

I have a small art journal, and some pigment pens of different sizes, and sat while watching television the other night and just doodled.  These are the results, and I had fun and relaxed with it.  It also gets the ideas flowing in my head.  I encourage you all to give it a try.  You don't have to have a special art journal or pens, anything works.  Try it and let me know how it goes...
And yes, anyone can doodle, just like anyone can paint...honestly.  :D

Have fun!


  1. I am in love with doodling. It relaxes my mind, sorta like a portable yoga. :-0) thanks for posting this, Jules

  2. I am with you on the relaxing Jules! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    1. once I get started, it's hard to stop! :D

  4. I just love this. I'd like to share the idea on my own blog, with links to your inspiration of course. I'm a writer, but I believe wholeheartedly in artistic expression as a means to honing my craft. What fun!

    1. I'd love for you to share it Maggie. I think art and writing go hand in hand. :D Thanks for stopping by!

  5. loving the doodles..thanks for your lovely comments on my mini book from a very cold Liverpool mum!

  6. These are superb! Perfect to inspire any doodler to relax and let the pencil in hand flow freely.


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