The last few days have been pretty busy around here, but I squeezed in some time here and there to doodle. I found some great inspiration online, especially from Jenn Olson of Evolutions, she makes such awesome doodles! (I love how the internet connects you to so many creative people!!) Calling them doodles doesn’t do them justice tho, it doesn’t convey how intricate and detailed her creations are! I’m hoping the more I doodle, the easier it will become to make MY drawings more intricate. I think that most of my doodles are either too bare, or crammed full, still trying to find a happy medium with that.
Here are a few pages from my cashier moleskin:
The cashier moleskin is the perfect size to take along in my bag with a couple Micron pens, so if I’m stuck waiting somewhere, I won’t be bored! I’ve left space on these pages to write quotes or thoughts, but so far I just keep doodling more instead of writing, can’t help myself!
Carved a stamp this morning, inspired by and following the tutorial from Balzer Designs found here. I love making my own stamps, but often they don’t turn out the way I want them too. This one tho, turned out just like I had hoped! ( I imagine using a ruler this time to measure and mark straight lines helped ;P)
The chevron pattern is everywhere right now, and I love it! Not as much as I love dots and circles, but past attempts to carve stamps with dots and circles on them has taught me it is better for me to just go buy those kinds of stamps lol. Stamp making can be addictive, and oh so much fun! I see the other erasers I have quickly becoming new stamps!
I find that my creativity comes and goes in different directions, and when I go with the flow it is so much easier to create and enjoy what I’m working on, rather than trying to force myself to work on something I’m just not feeling at the moment. So the hat I’m knitting is on the back burner. Even tho I only have ribbing left to do, it’s 6″ of ribbing into a black-hole; no matter how much I knit it stays the same length. So today I’m going to carve stamps and paint and just have a fun creative day, and get back to the knitting another day. Right now I need to go and stamp the chevron design excessively throughout my art journal and on anything else I can find! Thanks for stopping by!