Friday, 7 September 2012

Do you doodle?

I doodle-not. (Sorry, sorry. I just couldn't help myself.)

Anyway, I was never much for doodling. It just never occurred to me to doodle. Ever. But recently, the doodles of Traci Bautista have been catching my eye.  I wanted to give it a try. Have you seen this video? How about this one? They're amazing.

So, I bought Traci's book, Doodles Unleashed and took a turn at doodling.  Her book is great, by the way.  It is full of information and inspiration and prompts.  If you're interested in doodling. I highly recommend it.

Anyway, here's what I've made so far that I'm willing to share...

Playing with chevrons...

Doodle 1

...and shading...

Doodle 2

...some journaling blocks...
Doodle 3

...and some more lettering. If you look closely, you can see that I've written out the names of all the characters from Gabriel's favorite video game, Super Mario Brothers.

Doodle 4

Doodle 4_close up

This one was inspired by a prompt. I made random dots and then connected them. Then I was inspired to practice my lettering and shading. It was fun and I love how it looked.

Doodle 5

Here's a close up.

Doodle 5_close up

It seems funny to be so deliberate about doodling. Most people doodle without thinking about it but here I am trying to learn how to do it. My plan is to scan these doodles so I can use them in some collages and maybe even some scrapbooking layouts. That would be great, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!




  1. looks like you had a ton of fun doodling! I LOVE Traci Bautistas books and videos-so inspiring!

    1. hey, Linda, I did have fun. It's amazing how beautiful doodles can be.

  2. Me thinks you're hooked! I always doodled but mine were never very I practice too!

    1. yeah, doodles are great fun and easy to do anywhere. as always, practice is the key. I'm a big fan of multitasking so I usually practice doodling when I'm watching TV.