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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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