Instead of doodling on little scraps of paper that usually get thrown into the garbage, how about doodling on some envelopes and saving them for sending out holiday greetings and birthday cards? As you well know, the internet is an amazing source of information, and yesterday, while researching art journaling, which I hope to do with my daughter, I came across a whole community of people who make art based on doodles as well as a school of thought and business called zentangles, which teaches doodling as a form of meditation!
And if that wasn't exciting enough, well there are a ton of little diagrams here, showing how to make all kinds of little doodle drawings......I immediately grabbed some pens and some envelopes as they happened to be on hand, and got started. And I must say, while I don't think I'll be doing anything as specific as the zentangle method, I love the idea of using doodle art as surface decoration!
And I have to tell you, my kids were absolutely fascinated! The little doodle drawing on the blue/green envelope on the upper right is the doodle that we all did in grade school, and I'm just thrilled to have added a few more designs to my repetoire! You can expect to see a whole lot of doodling going on around here in the future, because let me tell you.....it's not only addictive but really relaxing....!
Here are links for the three doodle drawing in black:
Enjoy and let me know where your doodling takes you!