Did you doodle?
How was it?
Was it fun? or did you find it stressful?
It’s supposed to be fun . . . and relaxing — not stressful — so I hope you had fun with it.
I hope you keep on doodling. Keep adding to the doodle you started, or keep starting new ones. Keep trying new tools and markers to make them different. I’m planning to start one with color here soon. Meanwhile, the ones I’ve been working on are growing, and I plan to keep working on them.
Here’s my big one using black ink on paper:
And here’s my wall doodle with a Sharpie marker:
So are you ready for the next challenge?
This one’s not too difficult, either, but it might make you think a bit, and I hope you’ll find it fun. I want you to:
I was going to say make your initial out of something unusual, but everyone’s version of unusual is different, so while I hope you’ll use something you think is unusual, it might be something rather common, as is the first one I made.
I made this first one out of thin cardboard with a layer of newsprint glued on top. The newsprint came from a shopping bag I picked up somewhere and saved with my art supplies. I think the back cardboard layer might have come from a charm pack!
I drew my initial the way I wanted it, cut it out, cut out the paper one just like it, and glued it on with a glue stick (since I can’t seem to find my Yes! Paste anywhere).
Then I tied on a little jute bow.
Right now, it’s living on top of the bulletin board in my sewing room:
I’m planning to make a few more out of some other things, just to try them. And then I’m planning to display them all together on the wall somewhere as a group. I’m thinking some rusty barbed wire might be involved!
So, go forth and choose some materials from which you’d like to fashion your initial, and get to work! I’m interested to hear what things you will choose to make your initial out of. It can be as small or as large as you want. You can make it into a useful item for yourself, such as a bookmark or key chain, or you can make it to be displayed somewhere, like I’m making mine to decorate my wall.
You could make a pillow or a pincushion or a mug rug or a potholder or a bracelet or a picture frame or — honestly, the possibilities are truly endless!
The point is to be creative with it! I can’t wait to see what you all make!