The morning doodle has become a meditation. Each day, before work begins I ride. During that ride, I doodle. A free flowing pen for 13 minutes. Nothing planned. Of all of the things that I'd resolved to do in the New Year, doing art daily, is the only resolution that I've kept; thanks to the morning doodle.
Marker on watercolor, paper 6 x 6in
Gull at Dawn
I was showing the morning doodles to a friend who once had a career in textiles and design. She encouraged me to explore using the doodles in textile design. This was on the heels of Mom and my Aunt Sandy encouraging me to create fabric on Spoonflower, a popular source for specialty fabrics that quilters use. It may be time for me to graduate from laptop and iPhoto edit to large screen and photo shop. In the mean time. I tried one doodle which I named, Exuberance, on Redbubble.
The doodles tend to flow in the following genre:
Flora and Fauna
A sunny morning BEFORE daylight savings time.
Darkness and snow.
Waiting for spring. In the meantime, I doodle.