Thursday, September 14, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 87 | Do All Things With Joy!

Good morning everybody! Happy Thursday (my favorite day of the week for many reasons). Here is a quick doodle I managed to draw on my way to work.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 86 | Waiting for pumpkin spice weather.

Enough of hot, humid weather already! Who is patiently waiting for the fall (pumpkin spice) weather to hit? Illustration inspired from @ana__albero's IG post back in May.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 85 | Find Joy In The Simple Things..

It doesn't matter that we are all in different paths of life but it is far more important that we seek to only those places where we can find our happy selves. Life is too short to not make the most of it right now.


Monday, September 11, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 84 | Go Where You Fee The Most Alive

"Live while you are alive. 
Learn the ways of silence and wisdom 
Learn to act, learn a new speech 
Learn to be what you are in the seed of your spirit 
Learn to free yourself from all things that have mounded you 
And which limit your secret and undiscovered road." 

- Ben Okri (Nigerian poet and novelist)
To an English Friend in Africa (An African Elegy, 1992)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 83 | Hello September

"Ah, September! 
You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul.
but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October." 
~ Peggy Toney Horton


Saturday, September 9, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 82 | Wohoo! I Can Sketch!

After a quick call with my bestie Chef In You, I learnt something new about myself yesterday:
☀️  1. I can sketch.
☀️  2. I can finish a sketch from start to finish in a moving train. 🚂

These two revelations open up so many possibilities considering I have a long train commute every day.


Friday, September 8, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 81 | Home Sweet Home.

When I saw this quote the first time on Pinterest, it sure gave me a chuckle and next thought was - Yes! how true is it! 😆 #thingswetakeforgranted .


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 78 | Doodles inspired by Monterey Bay Aquarium

I can't believe it has already been a little over 2 weeks since our visit to the MontereyBay Aquarium to watch all the big and small fishies. 🐬 Today's doodle is dedicated to our awesome time spent over there. @montereybayaquarium, you are doing a fabulous job sharing, exploring and most importantly preserving the wonders of under water.


Monday, September 4, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 77 | Owl Doodles

Looks like I couldn't get enough bird doodles yesterday, so I doodled as many cute owls as I could fit onto one page. The trick here is to draw random shapes with a color brush (I used grey Tombow dual brush pen [N75]), let it dry and then doodle over those with a black pen.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 75 | Stop saying you don't have time... You Do!

Way back in May I saw a similar doodle on @sarazorel's IG feed and finally I got to draw a slightly different version today in my Bullet Journal. These are the perfect words of comfort I needed to hear right now, at this moment. 👊🏼  C'mon Siri, don't loose hope. You can do it. May the force be with you.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 74 | Only Your Best | August Mantra..

When Life gives you lemons, one can make a nice, chilled lemonade. 🍹 But what if Life gives you bricks & brats and as an added bonus punches you in the gut? Well, there are two ways to deal with it. 1. Feel bad for my luck/life and get bogged down 2. Get up and give it right back by taking up a bigger challenge to fill up the motivation bucket again. I decided to do the latter. Only give your best, every single day of August is my mantra and if I fare well in my challenge, I will let you all know about it by end of the month. Doodle inspired by @spotgirldesign 👏🏽


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 73 | Hand Lettering On Cannery Row..

Something Amazing Is going to happen today

I couldn't have asked for a better place to doodle - plopped at the window in our hotel room, hand lettering while the legendary Cannery Row street comes to life below.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 72 | An Extra Shot Please!

Damn, is it just 2:30 pm? 4 more hours to go until I reach home. To soothe my aching head, I am so tempted to grab an extra shot of my favorite latte now.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 70 | Next Up, 30 Days Of Hand Lettering

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 70 | Next Up, 30 Days Of Hand Lettering | The 100 Day Project

It was a pretty boring Sunday afternoon back in April 2017, when I read Tiantian Xu's "100 Days of Doodle - 3 things I learned from the 100 day project" post on Medium. She talks about her experience with the project and how it changed her for the better.

Today's doodle which is a blatant rip off from her article as it affected (inspired) me the most. You see, I wanted to be that happy little girl who simply shows up and doodles every day. It was a glorious feeling imagining it then and I can't believe I actually doodled for 70 days up until now. Life threw so many googlies at me in the past few months and this project gave me an unintentional respite in the most tumultuous times. Also, thank you for all your like and comment love on my doodle posts which kept me going.

Now that I have a decent idea on some doodling techniques, it is time to switch gears and try some Hand Lettering instead. Next 30 days, here I come.


Friday, July 21, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 69 | Dream Catcher

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 69 | Dream Catcher | The 100 Day Project

A colorful dream catcher doodle to make all our unfulfilled wishes come true. #dreamcatching #neverloosehope Hope you all have a great weekend ahead.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 68 | I Like You All

I don't need to reach a milestone to say - I Like You All.Thank you for your immense love and constant encouragement on my Instagram doodle posts. You guys bring out the best in me and inspire me with your posts that pop up on my timeline every single day  :-)

Doodle Inspiration: Ann of @spotgirldesign

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 67 | Flower Girl

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 67 | Flower Girl | The 100 Day Project

Doodle Inspiration from @cassieloizeaux pin on her Pinterest board .

Saturday, July 15, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 64 | Doodle Meditation

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 64 | Doodle Meditation | The 100 Day Project

Question: How to tame a mind filled with racing thoughts that start with 'What-If?'

Answer: Doodle Meditation. Choose a single motif and slowly draw a page full of them. Later, add some color to make it social-media-worthy. ;-)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 53 | Hello July

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 52 | Hello July | The 100 Day Project 2017

After many days of packing/unpacking, we are slowly crawling back to a normal routine. I finally found my full set of micron and tombow pens. Phew! Also, timing couldn't be perfect to start doodling again and re-connect with my beloved bullet journal. Hope you are all having a fun long weekend.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 51 | Owl Art

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 51 | Owl Art | The 100 Day Project 2017

​Slowly but steadily things are being unpacked and life is getting back to normalcy at the new house. A busy Saturday but managed to carve out some time to do owl art.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 50 | Halfway There.

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 50 | Halfway There. | The 100 Day Project

50 DAYS! That is a long time people. When it comes to pursuing interests/hobbies, consistency and persistence are not something people talk about in Siriland. But, what started as a way to get a quick 15-minute break from a mundane day, now 50 days later, the day feels empty without it. TH still finds it amusing that I start to doodle even if I have just 5 mins to leave the house, to catch the train for work. Because doodling is how I learnt to shut down the constant chitter-chatter of my hyper-active brain, to relax and let my imagination fly. I have so much to learn and I am sure will do in due course of time, one stroke at a time.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 47 | Zentangle Tile

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 47 | Zentangle Tile | The 100 Day Project 2017

Aren't Fridays supposed to be fun and kinda relaxed? After an excruciatingly exhausting day at work yesterday, I desperately needed some me-time to wind down and to calm my nerves a bit. What better way than to quickly look up a few tangle patterns and finish a Zentangle tile? The beauty of the whole process is there is no expected outcome other than a strange creative aimlessness of putting the pen to paper and staying open to whatever emerges. Late night tangling (especially when you don't have to work the next day) seems like a keeper idea for a good night's sleep!

Tangle patterns primarily used are: Agni, Tira and Knightsbridge. Sending this as an entry to It's String A Thing # 198 by Adele.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 45 | Transformation

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 45 | Transformation | The 100 Day Project

Transformation doesn't ask that you stop being you. It demands that you find a way back to the authenticity and strength that's already inside of you. You only have to bloom. - Cheryl Strayed.

Exactly what I wanted to hear. Thanks for posting these beautiful words @haathitime


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 43 | A-E Alphabet Lettering (3 ways)

Switched gears a bit and got some lettering practice done for @theinkyhand's Lettering 3 Ways June challenge. Check out Instagram hashtags: #a_3ways, #b_3ways, #c_3ways, #d_3ways and #e_3ways for more ideas.


Monday, June 5, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 42 | Monday Blues!

Hardly slept last night, tossing & turning and now Monday blues have kicked in stronger than ever where TH had to literally drag me out of warm comfort of the bed. Here's hoping we all have a good (sane) week ahead. Doodle inspired from @blackberryjelly.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 41 | How to Draw a Rose

* Because it has been almost two weeks since I stopped #100DaysOfDoodles
* Because I am terribly missing spending a few minutes of daily doodling.
* Because I don't have to be too rigid about daily postings and share whenever I can
* Because enjoying the process is more important than reaching an end goal
* Because today I had this sudden urge to learn how to draw a proper Rose.