Did you know that I like to doodle? I use to sit and doodle quite a bit in my sketch book but as life got busy I stopped taking the time to sit and would just doodle on scrap pieces of papers during calls, meetings, napkins during meals and then almost not at all.
Last year I started to doodle again and realized how much I missed the simple creative exercise. I then started doodling pictures that I would then tuck into my daughters lunch box during her transition into kindergarten, however, it was still hard to fit it in and keep it up on a regular basis. This is where some of the amazing creative people that I admire and follow online have inspired me to keep it up.
Inspiration #1 - I first saw Three By Sea's Project 300 through The Languid Lion. Instead of a 365 Project, where you commit to doing something everyday of the year (now that is a commitment), she proposed committing to doing something (whatever your something is) for 300 days...doodling 300 days out of the year, now that is little more realistic for me.
Inspiration #2 - Cupcakes for Clara, who I've written about before, also proposed sharing a sketch, photograph or any work in progress once a week. Sharing a doodle once a week on the blog sounds like a great idea too!
So these amazing creatives have inspired me to keep up and improve my hand drawing skills. I am aiming to doodle something 300 days out of the year and to share at least one of them once a week on the blog. To kick this off I am sharing my some of my doodles from last year and I will start sharing some new ones next week....and maybe you can give me a virtual smack if you don't see one for more than a week :)
Follow the links above to learn more about these creatives, to learn about their work or even join in. If you are already doing something similar, let me know in the comments, I would love to hear about it.
I am a creative soul and a mother of two.
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