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Have you ever noticed that the planning
for and anticipation of an event is
half the fun? I agreed to do a
Doodle Demo at a Planner Event
in Columbus, Ohio
last week. I really had no idea what
I made four posters with doodle designs
penciled in, so I could easily see the steps
to go through as I demonstrated. How nervous
would I be? Would anyone even want to try?
So happy that the group was enthusiastic
to try drawing! I confessed that many of the
designs were straight from Pinterest (though
the Pins don't always give you a step-by-step)
The coffee icons were fun to do, but most of us
agreed that we make it at home. One person
asked about tea, and I did have a tea bag
drawing example to show! A couple of people
were delighted by the coffee and toast
doodles that I draw from breakfast. Toast
is pretty easy to draw...
I think the really important part of the
Toast Doodle is 'dropping down' those little
lines at each rounded corner to create the
'thickness' of the toast. Add a few
lines to suggest the crust, a few dots
to suggest the texture of the bread,
and add color. It's gonna be
pretty small in your planner, and it's not a
fine art piece. It's just for fun! I did add a
couple little shadows in the last step with
gray watercolor. (make sure the shadows on
each item are on the same side)
And I'm ok with wonky and sketchy!
I feel that I need some new purple watercolor.
I'm not a fan of purple to begin with, and
mixing it with the colors I have seems to
really dull the hue and look muddy. I need a
'bluer' version of purple. I thought the violets
and the lavender just aren't the right color.
But I can live with it.
Above, is what happens when I'm behind
in my daily journaling. I make
notes on the page about what happened
that day, what got done, what didn't.
The drawings might come later.
Doodles may get added in later also-
even weeks later if I spot a blank space
that I think needs filled.
I hope you will try making some coffee
-or tea- doodles today. Thanks for stopping
by. Linking up with Bleubeard and Elizabeth
for our weekly T party. Join us for a
beverage and a chat!
P.S. I think this might be a new record for the
number of cups in one post...how many did you see?
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