Tuesday, April 25, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 13 | Thumbprint Art (The Garden)

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 13 | Ed Emberley's Thumbprint Art (The Garden) | The 100 Day Project


Because I can't get enough of thumbprint art, ๐Ÿ˜„, here is an another one - The Garden. ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ›☘️
 
 
Siri
 

Monday, April 24, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 12 | Ed Emberley's Thumbprint Doodles

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 12 | Ed Emberley's Thumbprint Art | The 100 Day Project

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 12 | Ed Emberley's Thumbprint Art | The 100 Day Project

Last week, when I was in library to pick some Tintin comics, it was by chance I saw this brilliant book by Ed Emberley on thumbprint art. The simplicity of the concept of doodling over a fingerprint fascinated me. I immediately ordered a few stamp pads from amazon and got to work. As you can see, the possibilities are just limitless. From a simple flower to a huge dragon, anything can be converted into fingerprint artwork. Do check out Ed Emberley's books if you would like to explore more. These are especially perfect for kids.

Siri


Saturday, April 22, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 11 | Sisters are the Best!

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 11 | Sisters are the Best! | The 100 Day Project

What an incredible this week turned out to be. It started with wishing my beautiful SIL a very Happy Birthday and now, here I am with a doodle for my little sister.️ She is far away in an another continent and today I am missing her very very much I can't be with her and for now, all I can do is Facetime and relive our childhood memories. Love you Mins. You are my best friend, defender, listener, conspirator, counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.

Image Credit: Doodle 101

Siri

Thursday, April 20, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 9 | Because I'm Happy!


(Because I'm happy) Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.. Because I'm happy!! :-) #cantgetthissongoutofmyhead

Siri

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 8 | Happy Birthday!!

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 8 | Happy Birthday Doodle | The 100 Day Project 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 8 | Happy Birthday Doodle | The 100 Day Project 2017


Kavita,  every day I pinch myself.. because I feel so lucky to have the nicest, happiest, kindest, smartest, funniest and the most supportive sister in law ever. It has been almost 12 years since you guys drove in a few feet of snow to meet me and gave a teddy bear to instantly cheer me up from staying away from home for the first time. Your family became my family and I never felt alone again. ๐Ÿ˜ BFF means Best Friends Forever but do you know what SBFD means? It means Sister-In-Law but Best Friend in Disguise. Happy birthday #SBFD. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒนSending lots of love from this coast to your coast. ❤ Hope we get to meet again real soon.

Siri





Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 7 | Make Good Art..

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 7 | Continuous line drawing doodling technique by Pam Garrison on Creative Bug

Continuous line drawing is a fun doodling technique which takes away any element of over-thinking or pre-planning. I first saw Pam Garrison demonstrate this on Creative Bug "Creative Doodling" class. It is as simple as - Choose any pattern (loops, lines, squares), never pickup the pen and continue doodling until it forms a border. Then add a contrasting color in the gaps, hand letter a quote in the middle, add glitter etc. Super easy with a beautiful end result.

Siri

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 6 | Happy Monday!


"Happy Monday people! Or as I like to think of it, as pre-pre-pre-pre-Friday!"

Credit: Drawing Cartoons (First Steps) by Mark Heath 

Siri

Sunday, April 16, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 5 | Flower Garden




Flower Garden | Which one do you guys like? With colors or without? Swipe right to see other version. Yes, those shadows are intentional as I wanted to capture the warmth of Sunday morning sun rays. I am pleasantly surprised and happy on how well Leuchtturm1917 pages can take all this heavy coloring without bleeding onto the back page. Top notch paper quality, I must say.

Siri 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 4 | Butterfly Art

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 4 | Butterfly Art | The 100 Day Project 2017

​ "The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." ~ Rabindranath Tagore #currentstateofmind

Siri

Friday, April 14, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 3 | Cute Expressions Part II

100 Days Of Doodles | Day 3 | Cute Expressions Part II bullet Journal

Imagine my excitement when I realised there was an another video with "30 More Cute Expressions" on Pic Candle YT channel. Here they are sunbathing with my morning cuppa of coffee. :-) Click here for Part I of Cute Expressions post.

Siri

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 2 | Cute Expressions


I doodled these cute facial expressions from a YouTube video on Pic Candle channel. Very pleased on how it turned out to be.

#100DaysOfDoodles So Far:

Day 1

 
Siri

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 1 | Let's Begin!


Did you know "The Too-Many-Passions Problem" is a real thing? I didn't. It is something I am suffering from since past few months. If you closely look at my IG feed, there is no focus on anything particular as I dabble around on a variety of things in my limited free time. The result: an unending list of art projects with no sense of satisfaction. That's why I took a pause and asked myself - What am I really passionate about? Is there only ONE THING I would love to explore/learn the most? The answer - "Doodling & Lettering". I love the creative practice involved and bite-sized happiness I feel at the end. To keep myself accountable to a daily doodling/lettering practice, I am jumping on to the #The100DayProject bandwagon with my #100DaysOfDoodles.

What is 100-day-project? Started by @elleluna, the 100-day-project is like a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of 'making'. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it’s not about fetishizing finished products—it’s about the process. Read Elle's interview on The Great Discontent on her incredible journey.

I have to remember: This project is for ME. I am starting it because I want to learn a new skill; because I crave exploration; because I want an escape from a daily mundane life, to a place of creativity. I am so curious to see where this journey takes me. Nothing else will take precedence as it is time to focus on honing one skill - doodling.

Will you follow along this journey?

Siri

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Liitle People, Big Dreams | Frida Kahlo

Liitle People, Big Dreams Frida Kahlo

The third book in the "Little People, Big Dreams" series is about Frida Kahlo. I have to say, I had the most fun illustrating with this book cover. Beautiful color pop and written by the fabulous @mariaisabelsanchezvegara

Little People, Big Dreams So Far:
Coco Chanel
Maya Angelou

Siri

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bullet Journalling | April Cover Page


Is it April already? Where has the time gone? Didn't we say Happy New Year to each other just yesterday? A new month meaning new pages in my Bullet Journal.


Siri

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Liitle People, Big Dreams | Maya Angelou

Liitle People, Big Dreams Maya Angelou

Written by By Lisbeth Kaiser and beautifully illustrated by Leire Salaberria, the next book in the series "Little People, Big Dreams" is about Maya Angelou - a poet, teacher, singer, actress, director, producer, civil rights campaigner, America's beloved writer and much more. My imitation clearly has some flaws but I loved drawing this book cover nonetheless.

Little People, Big Dreams So Far:
 
Coco Chanel
Frida Kahlo

Siri

Liitle People, Big Dreams | Coco Chanel

Liitle People, Big Dreams  Coco Chanel

Have you heard of this new children's book series called - "Little People, Big Dreams"? It explores the lives of outstanding people who began their life as a child with a dream and achieved incredible things! I am in awe of these beautifully illustrated book covers and just like that inspiration struck to draw them in my bullet journal. I am not sure to what extent I can do justice mimicing the lovely artwork but I want to give it a try. Imitation is the best form of practice. Isn't it? So, let's kick start with the first book about an international style icon: Coco Chanel. .

Credits: Book written by @mariaisabelsanchezvegara and cover illustration by @ana__albero
 
Little People, Big Dreams So Far:
Frida Kahlo
Maya Angelou

Siri

Sunday, February 26, 2017

[Bullet Journal] February Coloring Page

Bullet Journal Coloring Page February 2017


This artwork aptly depicts my current state of mind - put your head down, teach the old dog (me) some new tricks of the trade whilst drinking lots of green tea and green smoothies (more on that later). Coloring this beautiful illustration by @induviduality was the only sane thing I could do outside work and home.  Here's hoping I find normalcy real soon.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

[Bullet Journal] Rilke's Poetry

Bullet Journal Doodling and Coloring with Rilke's poem God Speaks to Each of Us

I never read Rilke's poetry before. Honestly, I can barely comprehend the deeper meaning of any poetry.

So, it feels strange how I can't seem to get these words out of my head since I stumbled upon them few weeks ago.
So, I had to write them in my bullet journal along with some doodling/coloring.

God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night.

These are the words we dimly hear:

You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.

Flare up like a flame and make big shadows I can move in.

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. Don’t let yourself lose me.

Nearby is the country they call life. You will know it by its seriousness.

Give me your hand.

– Rilke

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

[Bullet Journal] January Coloring Page


Bullet Journal Coloring Page January 2017

Thanks to the 2017 coloring calendar I got from @induviduality, my train journey to work has become a bit more satisfying and something I look forward to. Here is the finished page for January.

Monday, January 30, 2017

[Bullet Journal] Plan With Me for February 2017

Growth is painful as it moves us out of our comfort zones and throws us into unfamiliar, uncharted territories. Following my mantra for 2017 - 'Career First', I accepted a role change within the team to a new, challenging position. People around seem to think I have what it takes to pull it off and for me, I am still learning the nuances and struggling big time. February will be a busy month, I know that already and I did this little quote in my BuJo to remember, to have the belief - I CAN DO IT!


I learnt the hard way that a goal without a practical, actionable plan is of no use. Just wishing I would succeed would take no where. So, here I am with a monthly plan, divided into weekly milestones.


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Friday, January 6, 2017

[Bullet Journal] Plan With Me for Year 2017 + January 2017


Bullet Journal Set Up # 1 | So many of you asked what exactly is Bullet Journalling and why did I start doing it? Personally, Bujo helped me collate all aspects of my life from various TODO lists to art pieces into one place. It feels like a charming, old-fashioned way to do things and my one-stop-shop for jotting down ideas, goals, organize thoughts or draw few random lines of art.

Now, I promised to gift myself a new Leuchtturm1917 dotted bullet journal notebook if I stick with it for a month, which I did. So, here it is - my new emerald official Bullet Journal notebook for 2017. Yipee.. .


Bullet Journal Set Up # 2 | Next is a 20 slot book shelf for the books to be read in 2017.


Bullet Journal Set Up # 3 | Here's hoping January 2017 will begin on a cheery note for everyone!


Bullet Journal Set Up # 4 | January Habit tracker is a free printable from @boho.berry and Brain dump is a page to write down the ideas that pop in my fleeting brain.


Bullet Journal Set Up # 5 | I borrowed this idea from @studywithmaggie ~ a simple and minimalistic way to track the things I want to cook from YT and recorded shows in my DVR.


Bullet Journal Set Up # 6 | "Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." ~ Melody Beattie .


Bullet Journal Set Up # 7 | A page to note down all the meals I prepare during the month of January. This list will act like a quick reference when I tend to go blank and at loss of recipe ideas.


Bullet Journal Set Up # 8 | This is a coloring page in my Bujo. A set of coloring pencils are always in my backpack and a few minutes of coloring gives a breath of fresh air to my hour long commute to work. I will share the finished page once done. :-)


Bullet Journal Set Up # 9 | And here is my Weekly spread for the first week of January.


Bullet Journal Set Up # 10 | Finally, here is my minimalist single page weekly spread for a hectic, second week of January.



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