I spent a few minutes over the weekend scribbling part of my garden.
I love sketching little doodles from life as I do them. In the summer, however, I barely get a chance to note what is going on much less doodle about it.
I gave myself an hour this afternoon to backfill the calendar with some doodles.
How do I know these are my favorite watercolor pencil colors? They are stubby compared to all the others. The shortest? Orange. I never would have thought orange would be it…not actually my favorite color.
A casual sketch of Ollie and Izzy playing with each other, and I was playing with watercolor, pencil and pen.
This is a spread with an evolving doodle. It exists to satisfy a craving to draw when my mind is completely uninspired and maybe a bit tired.
This is not the only doodle spread in my world.
This completes a spread in my altered book sketchbook. Tied nicely into a theme, too.
When I’m out and about I carry around a small pocket notebook. I took it out in the backyard after some gardening over the weekend to just sit and draw. The drawings end up elsewhere.
In Wisconsin it has been a good year for tulips. We must’ve had a mild enough winter, just the right amount of moisture in the early spring, and a couple days of warmth at just the right time to unlock their full potential.
Their leaves and stems are strong and upright. The blossoms are particularly well shaped and seem to have longevity.