This is how far I’ve gotten with this doodle … not much done since then. I tried to get some doodles done to settle my mind, but it didn’t work this time. So this is as far as I got on this.
So much going on and late nights the past couple of weeks. The in-laws were over for several weeks, and even though they’re family, routines and timetables changes. Oh, not to mention that my PC was in the guest bedroom, so I couldn’t stay up late working on it, could I? 🙂 Well – they’ve left. So I can work on it again!! And I’m sleeping in late tomorrow … no extra guests to see to 🙂
Good weekend, all !
Keeping awake in a town hall meeting 😬
Good weekend, all!
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 !
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!
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!
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!
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.