4:02 pm

4:02 pm … The exact minute when fall arrives this year … Already ??

Each year, it seems that fall arrives earlier and earlier.  Or maybe it’s because I feel like I haven’t had enough of summer and hot sun yet.  But the days march on, and then it’s fall.

Ok … so maybe this year we get an extra week of summer.  The weather forecast says that it’s going to be in the high 80’s F this weekend.  I’ll take it.

But for now, I’m a little stressed … So I’ve picked up pen and paper to set my mind in order.

And of course, I get another idea while in the middle of something …

But that’s good stress, right?  That your brain is buzzing with indecisions while being creative, right?  I don’t know … I’m going back to doodling.

Have a good weekend, all !

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Never Ending Ink

I could feel the ink running dry … the ink was not as dark, and lines were starting to skip across the page, as I drew.

So I decided to just make quick doodles until the ink ran out …

I started with this, a couple of weeks ago …

And would you believe that the ink has still not run out ?!?


So I start a little shading and going over the lines …

And I start another one … and the ink is still going …

Wow … I better look for this same pen and get some more!

‘Late Nights’ Done

I’m done with the late night doodles …

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I wanted to do a bit more with the middle part, but no ideas were coming to mind.  So apart from a little more shading here and there,  I’ll call this done !

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I’m getting closer to what I think of as a mandala.  Maybe the next one …

Oh, and Happy May 1st!

Too Much Time in the Office

I was stuck late in the office a couple of nights ago, waiting for Hubby to finish working on reports to meet a deadline.  I didn’t have any deadlines to meet, and I didn’t want to work any more.  My brain had already shut off at 5 pm, so it wasn’t accepting reading any work emails, anyway.

But my fingers wanted to be doing something.  I did have a crochet project with me, but I didn’t want to work on it.  I wasn’t feeling it – it’s probably going to be frogged and I will be looking for another pattern to work on.


So I started doodling.  Well, I guess you could call this ‘structured’ doodling, because I was using a ruler, and trying to measure out equal spaces free hand (no protractor on hand).   I thought maybe I could come up with a decent mandala this time, I had all the time to work on it now.

I had something in mind, but I forgot what I wanted to do by the time I started drawing.  I wasn’t planning on any shading until I had finished drawing it out, but then there was a little mistake here and there, so I started to draw over the lines, and now there’s shading.

 

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This is how far I’ve gotten.  I’ve cleaned it up a bit, and will start shading and blacking, until I decide whether to cover up the whole sheet, or stop here.  It’s not perfectly round with symmetrical designs – so much for drawing lines and measuring out spaces, lol –  but I’m getting there.

Have a good weekend, everybody!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder and Round and Round

Round and round we go … What I’m doing with this, I don’t know.  But I’ll keep on going. Eventually something comes out of the meandering scribbles …

I should plan on making one big, elaborate mandala one day … soon …

And Real Fact #1407 is about crows and murder.  No, I haven’t googled all the Real Facts yet.  I think I like finding out about facts when I open the bottle.  Or maybe I should print out a list and strike off what I’ve come across … hmm … Ok, I’m going to google Real Facts now.

 

Good and safe weekend, all.

 

007 and Other Musings

Read this on the Snapple top, about where 007 came from.

So how did it end up with a British secret agent?  Hmmmm ………..

How many Snapple ‘real facts’ are there, anyway?  Going to google that …

And more doodles … during a presentation …

I feel that this week is moving slowly, I don’t know why.

Scarves and hats are out again.  Two days into spring, and we’re having 20-degree weather.  But the weekend is in the 60’s – yeah !

An office colleague told me that he doesn’t focus on the weekend, because it’s only two days out of the week.  So he chooses to focus on the five (work) days.  Then it’s not too bad that there’s only two days for the weekend.  I sort of get it, and I don’t.  I’ll think about that another time.

How’s your week going?

 

 

A Spot of Blue

Happy First Day of Spring !

Yes, it’s spring today – it’s supposed to be warmer today (with a cold wind).  But there’s a forecast of snow for Wednesday, so we’ll see how long that will last …

More meetings … more doodles …

 

And a spot of blue …

There’s something, just out of reach of my mind, that I want to do with the black stars  … I can’t quite grasp what it is, but it’s there … Maybe the spot of blue will help, jog my subconscious, or something.

Happy Spring Day, all !