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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

You have to plant a flower if you want it to bloom

I'm not know for my ability to doodle.  You would think anyone could doodle, wouldn't you?  What I've found is that some people put marks on paper and some people DOODLE.  My friends, Jana and Denise are very talented in the Doodle department.  

My flowers are my latest doodle attempt.  I used a page from a book to give them some added texture. I   spritzed some paint on the page first and then added the doodle.  I tore around each flower instead of cutting this time.  

The grass was done by running the edge a credit card through green paint and then dragging the credit card down the journal page. This is my favorite way to make grass because it doesn't look so neat. 

This page was done for the Colors of Summer Challenge: Orange & Hot Pink.  My pink now looks purple.  Not sure what happened with that.

I added the word bloom because I'm wanting my muse to bloom.  I was away over the weekend and I don't have much of an urge to paint since I returned.  I know that the only way to get over that is to paint anyway.  This is not my favorite piece but it is my effort on a day when I would rather have taken a nap.  If your muse is not whispering in your ear today, put some paint or ink on paper anyway.  It will get the juices flowing.  Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Link: Colors of SummerMandarin Orange Monday, Creative Everyday, Artist Play Room, Glue It Tuesday

30 comments:

  1. I hear you on the nap. I felt like that all day. But I like your flowers. The whole page is perky and feels like summer.

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  2. Love your flowers, Boo! I think this is a great summery page! Sometimes our not so favorite pieces help us get to another place...that happens to me alot these days! ;) Keep on painting! :)

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  3. Great page, know what you mean about the nap!

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  4. I really like your doodles! I'm not very good at doodling. And, I like to use credit cards for mark making of any kind - your grass looks great!

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  5. Beautiful art! LOVE to see many techniques here, especially the credit card grass :). Your doodle is great, soon you'll enjoy it so much you can hardly stop! :)

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  6. I agree with you, sometimes we just have to show up ;) I love that it is meant to represent your Muse blooming and I love that grass! Wonderful piece, thank you, xoxo

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  7. it's a pretty page and I love your method for making the grass :)I think doodling takes practice and time to find your own style. I really should spend more time doing it myself.

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  8. How clever- I will have to try this grass technique. Your doodled flowers are lovely.

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  9. Hi Boo, I like your page.
    I am not good at doodling too. Maybe I should give it another try.
    Your grass is gorgeous. I really like the way you've made it.

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  10. Snap! I was away too remember, and like you I haven't had much of an urge since I came back, so today I got my creative be-hind and got to doing, a little more effort on my latest ICAD. It's amazing the effect a few days 'absence' can have on ones muse. I hope you spent a wonderful Father's day with the family Boo.
    This page is great & I sure like the the way you did that grass and your words are lots of fun too :0)

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  11. I love how you do grass and that flower is funky and fun! Great job and your doodling is spectacular.

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  12. I love your flowers. Neat idea to tear around
    them instead of cutting! {:-Deb

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  13. Boo, Love both the piece and what it is suppose to represent and it sends out such a possessive attitude. I also snooped around at your other work and enjoyed my visit to your blog.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  14. Yes, that is so true! You have to plant it if you want it to bloom! I love your beautiful work of art!

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  15. You're so right, I felt the same way this week. I forced myself to sit down and try last night, and ended up enjoying myself and losing track of time. For me it's so often just the getting started that is a struggle. I think your piece is darling - great idea for doing grass.

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  16. Oh yes, you sure do. Gonna use that saying one of these days in a journal page myself.

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  17. I agree--doodling is so important and just makes us more creative. Pretty pretty page! Thanks for sharing. --Sandy Leigh

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  18. I am like you in the doodle department! I have to think and think when I doodle still! Love how you wrapped your title around the fun flowers!

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  19. I am here from SOC and think these are fun, flowery, summery, colorful doodles.

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  20. The composition of this page is great, especially the word bloom round the flowers. Sometimes a nap is what you need and sometimes it's painting. I'm glad you did this and hope you get a nap too. :-)

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  21. Nice doodling... I am kind of hopeless at that whole area so i am doubly impressed...xx

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  22. I think you have a great style of doodle!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  23. It is more than a doodle - it is wonderful, spontaneous art! Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  24. Those pieces we paint when we are not feeling it often mean the most. I struggle with doodling and I think you did great! :)

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  25. Loving all the layers.
    Happy Glue It

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  26. Love this! Love the summer vibe!

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  27. Lovely doodle :)
    Thanks for linking, Boo!

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  28. I miss you - where in the world have I been - oh that's right - keeping my grandchildren and tending to a very sick goat. well you doodling is pretty dog gone good kid. And I love what you said about planting a flower!
    sandy

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