Sunday, April 19, 2015

starting somewhere...

just finished a crazy week - five days of work and one day of teaching with loads of prep in the evenings... last night i was beat

today i played...

we're doodling right now, garnering ideas, extending them

i started with a half-sketch of a piece of jewellery in my "Liberty" book...

i love jewellery, yet rarely wear it

it's entrancing just the same

the delicate petal shapes, as much like tear-drops as they are petals

little round pearls... or beads...

from that first simple sketch i have had such an amazing time!

repeat patterns

 the reverse petal shape line added within the point was my idea - i love it - love, love, love

it reminds me of a rosebud

 graduated pearls

the page below was the first one - i had a hard time getting going but once i did the first sketch the ideas came quickly and i just went with them - not trying to refine them much, just getting them down on paper - out of my head

but doing that just made room for more...

a border on the left

tiny tear-drop flowers

 i don't even mind the wobbly lines so much

sketching in pencil, now going over everything with ink

refining lines and shapes, rounding circles

ensuring graceful "swoops" with each stroke

i love that it's all hand-drawn 

revel in the irregularity of each shape yet marvel at how amazing it looks as a whole

how does that work????

i've done several more since taking these pictures and now have a pile of inspiration - myriad ideas to work with

painting comes tomorrow, and soon, very soon, stitching

the wheels are turning - it feels like a flood!


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wonderful doodling!

I look forward to seeing what you create next.


Tanya said...

I used to doodle all the time, but find myself living vicariously through YOU now! ;-) This is wonderful, my friend - Happy Monday!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

ooooooh - such incredible doodles! All of that inspiration from one piece of Can't wait to see what you do with these next!!

Suztats said...

Yummy shapes and flowing lines. Love the border!

Rachel said...

I do like the progress you've made here - looking forward to seeing where you go with this!

Createology said...

You are amazing at doodling and drawing. The flow of your designs is wonderful. Work is a beast and I do hope you find more time to enjoy what you do best. Creative Doodling Bliss...

karen said...

I love your use of graph paper here...doesn't it make a gorgeous background.