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?

 

 

Time Flies …

And we’re already in the second month of the year …

Is it just me, or did the first month really fly by so fast?  What were we doing that we didn’t even notice the days fly by?  Were we really all in a hurry?  Did we really have so many things to do?

And I’m not really doing a good job with this on and off blogging either.  As usual, I wrote and published several posts, and all in my head. lol

The weather  – well, I’m sure you know all about the weather.  It’s been a crazy winter, but again I’m not complaining.  We’ve only had one snowstorm/blizzard, and it’s been mild a times.  We even went through three seasons over two days!  We started with fall to winter to spring …

 

Our sports schedule changed a bit, but it was still hectic.  There wasn’t much of soccer, so Tin picked up winter track to keep in shape … Well, that opened up a whole new world for us!  Tin found that he can keep up with the fast boys – we always knew he could run fast, as we would see on the soccer field every now and then.  But now he’s competing with a whole new set of athletes.  He’s not quite up at the nationals level, but that’s something he can work on, if he continues.  Now he’s looking to running the spring track … Which is about the same time that the new soccer season starts, so that means more travelling hours and less hours in a day for us …

We should enjoy it and make the most of it, we’re told … he’s a junior now and in a couple of years we won’t be running around as much … which brings me to the next chapter of my life journey – retirement.  But that’s for another post …

Good weekend, and stay safe and warm!

 

 

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 …

 

 

Doodles

A productive 4-hour meeting … for doodles!  lol

Maybe because it’s almost the end of the year, and suddenly they’re scheduling all the meetings …

I seem to be stuck on the same patterns, but I also had to listen to the discussions, and didn’t want to think too much.  Isn’t that the purpose of doodling? Just to draw, without thinking?

Shading will come next … maybe in the next meeting … or during  the few minutes a day that I take to give myself a break from staring at the computer monitor.  The only problem with that is that I’ll take more than a few minutes of break, because I’ll be immersed in the shading and drawing …

Oh well … it’s the end of year.

 

 

 

 

Winter Comes 

Actually, it’s been here, for several days.

Cold winds suddenly blew in, and temperatures dropped down 30 degrees,maybe more.

And … it’s the holiday season and the end of year … and there’s no Christmas decorations in the house.  It suddenly sneaked up on us, hubby said.  No, I replied, we heard enough from the media about Christmas coming, and we see the dates on the calendar … we just don’t pay enough attention to the days, and we just keep on going, from home to work to soccer to sports to groceries to home …  By the time we settle down, it is Christmas Day …

So … slow down, even for a bit … Enjoy the holiday season.