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.

 

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 !

 

 

Almost There

It’s coming along …

 
I’ve always wanted to just fill a canvas with doodles and drawings, of flowers or anything that might resemble a drawing, but none has turned out the way what I had in mind. Advice from the forums – and which I had also suspected was my problem – was to slow down, take your time.

 

 

So, after hours of sitting in meetings, or just to relax my mind a little during mini-breaks in the office, I’ve managed to fill two half-pages of doodling.  I stuck with flowers, or flower-like doodles … that’s where my sub-conscious took my brain and hand, so I just let it draw what it felt like drawing.

I’ve started on the shading, feeling the need to fill in all white spaces again.  There’s times when I’ve stared at it trying to decide what or where the next pattern should be, only to come up with the same thing.  So okay, continue with it.  If my brain wants to draw the same patterns over and over, so be it.

I was surprised when I unfolded the sheet of paper and this came out … oh!  Two completely different designs, and yet it looks like one!  I’m liking this …

 

 

It actually looks like a different drawing to me now. And now that I see what it looks like overall, my brain is spinning on how to tie it all together.

But I probably shouldn’t even think about it … my brain will tell my hand to draw the same things, anyway!  😉

 

New Look and Shading

It’s that time again …

When I feel the need to change up everything … a fresh look, a different look … maybe the same look.  I’ve been trying out the free themes available on WordPress … There’s a log of food, weddings and business portfolios themes. Oh, there’s photography too, but since I’m not getting much done with that recently and nothing to showcase, I’m not even looking at those.  I have an idea of what I want, but I’m not seeing it so far.  By the time this post is up and posted, I would have decided on the new theme … maybe.

Here’s some new doodles.  I’ve always wanted to fill up a page with tangles, but my brain hasn’t come out of the box yet, and it’s still insisting on some sort of structure.  I’m trying again with flowers and flora, if I can get something going.

This is what I started a couple of weeks ago … I started a bit of shading and filling in the white space, thinking that I was ‘done’ with the drawing.

And this is now.  Not sure why I fill the need to completely cover the page.  Because I don’t have to, of course.  A little negative space here and there is perfectly acceptable, to bring out the patterns and the shading.

But no … I’m still adding little circles here and there.  Maybe I should start shading, so that I don’t over-shade … Does that make sense?

 

 

Doodles at Night

My mind could not settle down.  I could’t sleep.

I picked up the crochet project.  After finishing a row, I put that down.

I picked up the knit project.  After finishing a round, I put that down as well.

So I picked up pen and paper instead.

The nearest one to me was the black paper and white and grey Sakura gelly pens.  That would do.

I started on my new obsession – dots and circles.  And this other petal-like pattern that I fall into.  This is as far as I got, because I had to get to bed to be able to get up the next morning for work.  This thing called ‘work’ – it really gets in the way at times, doesn’t it?

The next night, I had to pick up the doodles again.  My mind wasn’t any clearer, with a million and one things still zinging around. But now the drawing was taking over.

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I drew this mostly with the grey pen, with a mind to outline or insert white highlights at certain points.   Don’t know yet – maybe tonight I’ll have a different idea. Or maybe I’ll fall asleep …

 

 

Almost a Mandala

I’m still working on drawing a ‘real’ mandala.

I keep getting side-tracked.  I start out with an idea for a finished product, and somewhere along the way, the design changes.  Either I change my mind, or I forget what I had planned to do.

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That’s ok … one day I’ll settle down long enough to come up with a real mandala drawing.