True story: having a microwave with a heavily-used timer function immediately over the stove makes for some strange worries.
Then I picked up today’s CSA box with a pint of magical strawberries. Every time I bite into red summer I feel sorry for my mom and anyone else with a strawberry allergy.
Good golly, G gives great, glowing goal gratification.
(Which is to say, G added another fun element to the ongoing Doodle Alphabet.)
Yes! It’s true. I’m still going. Do you remember my doodles for A, B, and C? I’d like to welcome you officially to my Doodle Alphabet project. Seeing how many different ways I can create a letter is fantastic fun. Now, if only I could figure out how to string them together and make a fun phrase with cohesive lettering… (more practice necessary.)
I learn new things every day, every week. It’s unavoidable. For example, I now know that you cannot scan flourescent gouache. Fun!
Just like the donuts, I felt to paint ring pops. Started with a sketch.
Moved on to over-do-it city. Restraint is not a strong suit. See the wishy-washy black edges? I drew everything with a Tombow marker first, which melts with water. An unintended effect!
And then a final, solitary Ring Pop… of DOOOOOM. I rather like this little fellow.
Another idea that manifested itself in my brain—a mexi-banner. Which is awesome, except for that terrible script. Ah, one day! I see more of these banners in my future.
And I look forward to the day that I reflect on these blog posts and see how woefully deficient I was in my skills. Cannot wait. I am aware that this rough, hairy on the edges. It needs loving care, and the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing. I’m not that person… yet.
In the meantime, I keep sharing, practicing, trying new things. One day, oh one day, I’ll be nothing but proud.
You can do it too…
- Take out a piece of paper.
- And find your favorite marking utensil.
- Start with A or pick your favorite letter.
- Draw as many variations of that letter as you can.
Don’t think about it too hard. Just do it. You’ll feel much better afterwards. Promise.