Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Illustration Friday - UNI-Verse

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Yeah, I admit I was feeling a little silly this week....
That, and I didn't want to do another space scene like everyone else for this week's theme, "UNIVERSE." Anyway, my piece for "SPACE" was one of my favorites, 
and I just couldn't attempt to top it! :)
 I hope the absurdity of this gave you a smile! :)


Thursday, May 1, 2014


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Today is the 1-year anniversary of the Doodle Day Facebook Group. It is a group of people of all artistic abilities & ages that just love to doodle! There is a daily prompt, that you can follow if you wish, or, you can just share what you've been working on. It was started by a wonderfully talented artist, Alison, & her young daughter Erin, and over the year they've watched the group grow to over 200 enthusiastic & creative people! 

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 I discovered Doodle Day back in December, when the theme for the month was "underwater alphabet." I had an ABSOLUTE BLAST creating various sea creatures each day, & it was something fun to take my mind off the stress of the holidays. Here are a couple of my favorites from that time.

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 Lately, I've been caught up in my children's book project, with a deadline looming, so I haven't been able to participate as often as I'd like. But I still visit the Facebook page every day to check out what the group members have been up to! Always eye candy to look at!! And they are always so supportive when I AM able to post something!!

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So because I discovered Doodle Day in December during the underwater alphabet theme, I thought an underwater tribute was appropriate! I had a lot of fun playing with my new Copic markers on a pad of OLD marker paper from college that I discovered during a visit to my parents' basement to create my artistic octopus! I honestly have not used marker paper since 1993!!!  In fact, I had so much fun, that I'm thinking I need to make a trip to Dick Blick & pick up some more! (Do they still make it?! LOL!!)
Anyway, I'd like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to Alison & Erin, & a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Doodle Day! I hope you have many more!!!