Monday, October 20, 2014

Doodling Meditation

Sometimes you have to tell yourself something you already know. I doodle things I already know. I like to think of doodling as a way of talking to myself.
5.5x8" Micron Pigma 005 on mixed media paper

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Leafy Leaf

I like patterns. The idea to fill a leaf with more leaves just seemed intriguing to me. It would be fun to do a series like this: A Leaf of Leaves; A Face of Faces; A Cup of Cups; An Idea of Ideas.
5.5x8" Micron Pigma 005 on mixed media paper

Monday, October 13, 2014

EDM 239 - Something that Scares Me

Hopefully, this speaks for itself. I was unhappy with how this turned out, but maybe it fits the subject matter. Regret makes bad art! Heavy, huh?
EDM 239 - Scares Me, 3x3" markers

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Doodle Feathers

Another obsessive doodle. It wasn't intended to look like feathers, but that's what happens to your art sometimes. It surprises you!
5.5x8" Micron Pigma 005 on mixed media paper

Friday, October 10, 2014

Overwrought Doodling

Yup. Leave it to me to take something inherently simple like doodling and utterly over-think it. Put a fine-line pen in my hand and I'll obsess. It's a gift!
Extreme Doodling; 5.5x8" Millenium marker

Thursday, October 9, 2014

EDM 240 - A Favorite Pencil

I Iike my pencils hard and not too black. I hated the No. 2 pencils required to take standardized tests in school.
EDM 240 - A Favorite Pencil; 3x3" watercolor

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Don't Just Sit There; Doodle Something

I've never been a good just-sitter. My hands have ADHD. I'm only sort of kidding. 
Doodle Something; 5.5x8" Millenium marker

Saturday, October 4, 2014

EDM 238 - From a First Aid Kit

When in an old-fashioned place, go for an old-fashioned potion. We saw a bright pink flowering bush on our walk through Yorktown today. It was fascinating enough to make us stop and take notice. I looked it up and found out it might have been Chinese witch hazel.
EDM 238 - From a First Aid Kit; 3x3" watercolor

Friday, October 3, 2014

EDM 237 - What You See Under the Bed

I went literal with this. The carpet is what I see under the bed, and in the vacation place where we're staying the carpet is intentionally coordinated with the drapes and upholstery fabric and fireplace. It's "House Beautiful" and genuinely lovely. I guess that's what you end up with when professional interior designers are involved. My real house is much more eclectic...and lived in.
EDM 237 - Under the Bed; 3x3" watercolor

EDM 236 - Palm of Your Left Hand

My left hand holds my favorite piece of jewelry.
EDM 236 - Palm of Left Hand; 3x3" watercolor

EDM 235 - A Butterfly

It isn't butterfly season, so I had to dream one up. The misspelling on this piece was pointed out to me repeatedly, but the ink is permanent. Some mistakes are indelible, I guess.
EDM 235 - A Butterfly; 3x3" ink & watercolor

Thursday, October 2, 2014

EDM 234 - Something That Belongs to Another

We're on vacation, so everything around us belongs to someone else, except the memories. Those are mine.

The decor in Williamsburg is timeless. I love the colors, the carved-wood details, and the rich fabrics. I decided to draw one of the posts on our bed...that only belongs to us this week.
EDM 234 - Belonging to Another; 3x3" watercolor

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

EDM 233 - A Favorite Drink

Coffee is not usually my absolute favorite drink, but like so many other things that are made extra special just because they're enjoyed while on vacation, vacation coffee is a favorite. I'm on vacation right now, so coffee is topping the list.

The castle illustration is from the label on the bottle of vanilla syrup we're burning through this week. Vacation is half over; the syrup is half gone. We're right on track!
EDM 233 - Favorite Drink; 3x3" watercolor

EDM 232 - The Last Thing You Bought

I love new paint brushes. They just seem to work better when they're new. BUT, I can't throw away the old ones either. You never know when an old one will be just what you need. So the collection just grows.
EDM 232 - Last Thing You Bought; 3x3" watercolor


Something from my sketchbook today or, more precisely, ON my sketchbook. Finally sharpened my new pencils.
Color Pencil Shavings; photograph
And, in the spirit of a famous search engine.

"Giggle"; photo