I Love to Doodle!


I love spending time working in my art journal.  It’d been way too long since I’d last played within the pages of my current book (#15), so I recently sat down with my journal, some black Micron pens, my watercolor pencils, a small brush, and a cup of water.  The images shared here are the results of my doodling: loose, sloppy, colorful, and fun.  I tried to use a variety of color combinations…


Have you been creating lately?  If so, please share.  Whether you’ve tried a new recipe or made a greeting card by hand, I’d love to hear about it.

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted June 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm by Barbara I. | Permalink

    I’ve been doing some mail art lately. I decorate the envelopes with circles that I’ve punched out of gelli prints I’ve made. I glue those to the envelope (some are glued hanging off the edge of the envelope and I cut off the excess to leave half circles). Then I take souffle, glazing or gel pens and go around the circles doodling with the pens as well. Then I edge the envelope with stamping ink. I sometimes use stamps for further interest.

  2. Posted June 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Your mail art sounds wonderful! I’m sure the lucky recipients love your efforts. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Posted June 27, 2013 at 9:21 pm by Azizah A. | Permalink

    Oh!! These are SO COOL. … I’m going to have to copy you and try these… I have not been very artistic lately, but I have been tinkering with some flexible nib fountain pens – just writing words in my pen journal 🙂

  4. Posted June 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you – I’m glad you like them! You could do an interesting variation with your fountain pen inks – using a small paintbrush to blend the ink after you’ve used a pen to lay it down on the page. Have fun playing! :]

  5. Posted June 29, 2013 at 8:08 pm by Debbie | Permalink

    Hey Mel…
    I love your doodles…and the happy colors all over the page. I’ve been doing a bit of painting in my journal…just shapes & patterns…it’s fun.

  6. Posted July 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you for your kind words and your comment. I’m glad you’ve been playing in your journal, too! :]