Friday Doodles

Keeping awake in a town hall meeting 😬

Good weekend, all!


Starting Fresh

There’s something about using a pen for the first time … the feel of holding a new pen … the smell of fresh ink … the first stroke of the pen and the solid line it makes … Whenever I start to use a new pen, I have to start a fresh page … of something, anything.

The never-ending ink pen finally ran out of ink, and here’s the replacement.  The same pen, brand new, with fresh ink.

So I plotted out a new drawing … it was supposed to be a mandala, but the compass kept shifting on me.  I need to look for a good compass, one that doesn’t start folding on me as I draw the circles.  I’m leaving it as it is … the filled-in designs might turn out to be interesting.

But because I really wanted to start using the pen now!  🙂 I doodled a bit.


Hmmm … I think I like this doodles better than the one just drawn …

Happy Wednesday !



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 …


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 !


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.



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.


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 !