Amidst all the confusion
of a computer losing its memory and coming down with the flu,
and company from afar,
and traveling spouse,
I decided I needed a little extra something
to do with my time.
You know, those moments between
cleaning, cooking, knitting and working.
So to fill those empty moments with something besides sleeping..
you know I am an insomniac anyway,
I joined two online projects.
The first is
Do visit their site.
A monthly challenge is given
and participating artists send almost daily emails showing their wonderful sketchbook ideas.
There are prizes and inspirations galore.
A monthly challenge ,
I can do.
The first, for the month of January is simply
I realized most of my real doodles
live in my art journal
as mixed media sorts of doodling.
Like the lady above and this one:
The first is done with reinker inks and white acrylic. The second is done with collage and paintsticks...all on gold gessoed pages
in an old book rescued from a closing library.
I lived, for many years,
not in Middle Earth, but in the Wild Wild West.
Out in the wildness, there were faces of many sorts,
not just white, but more colorful,
more varied arrangements of nose and eyes and lips.
I miss that. I want to honor that Wildness:
So my doodles are wandering strokes of
paint and paper,
wandering thoughts of women
I have known or wanted to know.
Doodles of a different sort.
I ALMOST FORGOT..
the other project I jumped into is this one
with Flora Bowley.
This one doesn't start until net month,
so I have plenty of time for more painted doodles.