Monday, May 22, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 39 | Pause

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 39 | Pause..  | The 100 Day Project 2017

Taking a small break from social media (and #100DaysOfDoodles challenge) to focus on finishing a few firm deadlines on work/home front. See you all in about 3 weeks. Hope you have a great week ahead.

Siri

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 38 | H for Harmony



 

Friday, May 19, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 37 | Happy Friday!

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 37 | Happy Friday!  | The 100 Day Project 2017

It is a good day today! Fri-yay! πŸ˜„

Siri

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 36 | This is ME!

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 36  | This is ME. | The 100 Day Project 2017

This is ME every single day since over a month. To keep up with the challenge, I learnt to doodle everywhere now - right from my kitchen countertop to a moving train πŸ˜‚ . Credit: I first saw this drawing on my favorite illustrator @ana__albero page. All credit goes to her and do check out her IG feed for some unique artwork. 🌹

Siri

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 35 | You Rock, You Rule!

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 35 | You Rock, You Rule | The 100 Day Project 2017

How about some hump day humor!

Siri

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 34 | What is your favorite word with Letter G?

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 34 | What is your favorite word starting with Letter G? | The 100 Day Project 2017

G for ​Gorgeous 😊🌹 #whatisyourfavoriteword

Siri

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 33 | Numbers

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 33 | Numbers Brush Lettering | The 100 Day Project 2017


Numbers for @therevisionguide's #52wvv_week20

Siri


#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 32 | Current State Of Mind

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 32 | Current State Of Mind  | The 100 Day Project 2017

Some days are tough, filled with negative thoughts and the only way I protect self is to NOT acknowledge their existence because I know: (1) the more I feed them, the bigger & stronger they become. (2) these thoughts are just momentary like passing clouds (3) tomorrow will be better than today (4) that ignorance is the best form of revenge. πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ Hope you all have a great week ahead. 🌹

Credit: I remember seeing a version of this on @katefriedmansiegel feed. .

Siri

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 31 | Tuscan Painting

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 31 | Tuscan Acrylic Painting  | The 100 Day Project 2017

Not exactly a doodle but today is going to be a little different as I went to a free painting class in our apartment complex and did this painting of a Tuscan countryside. It took me about 2 hours to finish and felt it was a worthy first attempt. You agree?

Siri

Friday, May 12, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 29 | Favorite Word Starting Letter E

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 29 | What is your favorite word starting with Letter E? | The 100 Day Project

"The Energy of the mind is essence of Life" - Aristotle 🌹

Siri

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 28 | Favorite Word Starting With Letter D

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 28 | What is your favorite word starting with Letter D? | The 100 Day Project

"... the world can give you these glimpses as well as fairy tales can - the smell of rain, the dazzle of sun on white clapboard with the shadows of ferns and wash on the line, the wildness of a winter storm when in the house the flame of a candle doesn't even flicker." ― Frederick Buechner (Telling The Truth) #beautifulquotes

Siri

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 27 | What is your favorite word starting with Letter C?

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 27 | What is your favorite word starting with Letter C? | The 100 Day Project

It might sound cliched but my favorite word starting with C is 'Creativity'. True story - Until a few years ago, I discreetly maintained two lives - one who write code for living (with my real first name) and another of a food blogger who goes by a short & sweet name - Siri. The worlds never collided and never knew of each other's existence. Then one day my co-worker accidentally 'discovered' my food blog and shared with the entire office. 🀦🏽‍ Oddly, I felt embarrassed as if someone found out my secret life. The outpouring love that followed and many fun food-related conversions during our serious code review meetings made me realize how wrong I was, that it was always my creativity at play whether I am tackling a software coding issue or learning a new recipe or imitating a doodle. 😍That is when I found a new meaning to "being creative" and never looked back since then.

Image Credit 

Siri


Monday, May 8, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 26 | What is your favorite word starting with B?

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 25 | What is your favorite word starting with Letter B? | The 100 Day Project

What is your favorite word starting with Letter B? | I love the sound of the word "Balance", something I strive for in whatever I do. Sometimes I succeed and most of the times I fail miserably. But I always give it a sincere try.

Image Credit 

Siri

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 25 | What is your favorite word starting with A?

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 25 | What is your favorite word starting with Letter A? | The 100 Day Project
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It is Day 25 of my #100DaysOfDoodles and from today let's play a game. Shall we? - Favorite word starting with <...>. Things on my end both at work and at home front are quite crazy, so for next 26 days I will have a chance keep my doodle challenge going with not much mental thought. Also, it will be fun to know what words people love the most. kickstarting with Letter A and my favorite word is "Apostrophe" #dontaskmewhy

Image Credit

Siri

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 24 | Miscellaneous Doodles

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 24 | Miscellaneous Doodles | The 100 Day Project


Wandering mind just like this mish-mash of doodles in my Bullet Journal Credit: @sarazorel Youtube video

Siri

Saturday, May 6, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 23 | Happiness

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 23 | Happiness | The 100 Day Project 2017

Current state of mind because we are almost ready for the weekend! 😁 #cantwait

Siri

Thursday, May 4, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 22 | Love Birds

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 22 | Love Birds | The 100 Day Project 2017

“The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” - J.M. Barrie (The Little White Bird) 🌹 #quotestoliveby"

Siri

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 21 | Dream Catcher

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 21 | Dream Catcher Doodle | The 100 Day Project 2017

"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country." ~ Anais Nin 🌹 #quotestoliveby

Siri

Monday, May 1, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 20 | Zentangle Patterns

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 20 | Zentangle Patterns | The 100 Day Project

To be honest, I started this Zentangle page many many weeks ago - roughly divided it into sections with a pencil and started tangling one at a time. Thanks to this week's theme: Patterns for Week 18 of "52 Week Visual Vocabulary Challenge" by @therevisionguide, I finished the last few sections. There are 16 zentangle patterns on this page and for those enthusiasts who want to know, here are the pattern names: cruffle, mmm foresty, kitty, organic, w2, nipa, swarm, quandry, crescent moon, poke leaf, arukas, winflo, ponio, ur-chen, ropuz and yuma. Check out the hashtag #52wvv_week18 for all submissions on this week's theme.

Siri

Sunday, April 30, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 19 | How To Draw Dory

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 19 | How To Draw Dory | The 100 Day Project


Today I learnt how to draw Dory 🐳 #FindingDory.

Siri

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 18 | Faces

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 18 | Faces | The 100 Day Project 2017

...just because I wanted try doodling some Faces which was the theme for Week 2 of "52 Week Visual Vocabulary Challenge" by @therevisionguide. Check out the hashtag #52wvv_week2 for all submissions on that week's theme. Inspiration: Pinterest which is turning out to be a treasure trove for new ideas!

Siri

Saturday, April 29, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 17 | Thumbprint Art Part 3

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 17 | Ed Emberley's Thumbprint Art | The 100 Day Project 2017

Before I return Ed Emberley's book to the library, here is my last attempt at some thumbprint doodling. 🌹Until next time.

Siri

Friday, April 28, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 16 | Adventure Begins!

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 16 | Adventure Begins! | The 100 Day Project 2017

"Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward." ~ Drew Houston 

Siri

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 15 | Tintin Book Cover Doodle

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 15 | Tintin Book Cover Doodle | Red Rackham's Treasure, The Adventures of Tintin #12

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 15 | Tintin Book Cover Doodle | Red Rackham's Treasure, The Adventures of Tintin #12

...that moment when you kill two birds in one shot  - read a book (Red Rackham's Treasure, The Adventures of Tintin #12) for #2017readingchallenge and doodle the book cover for #100DaysOfDoodles.

Siri




#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 14 | Bunting

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 14 | Bunting | The 100 Day Project 2017


This week's theme: Bunting πŸŽ‰ for "52 Week Visual Vocabulary Challenge" by @therevisionguide. Check out the hashtag #52wvv_week17 for all submissions on this week's theme.🌹 .

Siri

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, πŸ˜„, here is an another one - The Garden. πŸŒΉπŸ›☘️
 
 
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. 😍 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. 😘🌹Sending 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
 
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