Friday, November 21

Productive Doodles

Here are a couple more of my Doodle sketches.

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I colored a couple, too

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Sorry the images aren’t super clear.  We’ve had dreary foggy weather and not very good lighting for taking photo’s.

This is the view out of my window.  The temperature has been in the single digits and we’ve had snow on the ground for over a week.  I know it’s not as bad as a few other states, but winter hit us early.  We barely had a fall season.


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Saturday, November 15

Do You Doodle??

I’ve shared a couple of my doodles with you before.   I did a couple of doodle a day sketches in October.  They’re silly and kind of fun.
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Here are a couple more that I’ve colored or in the process of coloring
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Song Lyric Doodle.
Put your doodling to good use.  I’m currently thinking Christmas.   I’ll be sharing more in the future.

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Monday, November 3

A Walk in the Park


We woke up to the first snow of the year on the foothills.   It is a beautiful sight. Boise is nestled in the valley just below.


The colors this Fall are spectacular.    I grabbed by camera, took a drive and snapped some photo’s.

Can you guess why I love Fall so much?

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Can you say WOW?

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Get out and enjoy the gorgeous sight!


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Tuesday, October 28

Remember who YOU are

This is a picture I made for the Young Women at church for a lesson that I taught.

I used a photo I took this summer of a bee enjoying the lavender in my garden.


Font used:  MichelleDurheim





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Saturday, October 25

Autumn Blessings

We have had a beautiful Fall.  Today was in the low 70’s.   I think it will be our last warm day.  Tomorrow will be the low 50’s.   Winter is on the way.

I’ve been working on a couple of Fall projects.

I made this wreath using old canning rings.  They were old and rusty.  I painted some of them orange and some of them white.   After the paint was dry, I wrapped them with various Washi Tape.  I then tied a burlap ribbon at the top and hung by my front door.


I painted this cute little Halloween shelf sitter and added some vinyl to it.   I finished it off with some spatters of paint.


A little decor by my front door.


My trees are starting to turn colors and are covering the grass.   The sun was shining, with a few clouds in the sky so I grabbed my camera.  I love Fall colors.



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And the bees are still buzzing around the little bit of blooming lavender that I have in the front of my house.


I hope your Fall has been as beautiful as mine!    Time to start creating for Christmas!!


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Saturday, October 18


Do you doodle?  I’ve been a doodler for as long as I remember. I’m constantly drawing shapes on paper.  I have a hard time sitting still.  Not always; but most of the time.   If you’ve read my blog for very long you’ll see that I tolepaint (decorative painting),  paper craft, do digital scrapbooking, art journaling, play the piano, a little bit of photography and a few other random things.     I guess you can say I use the right side of my brain.

For my profession,   I am a computer programmer.   I always analyze things and I’m good at math and science. (so are all of my kids)  I am pretty anal and like to have everything in it’s place. I like everything nice and organized which makes me efficient; or a time manager.  

I wonder how many people use both sides of their brains equally?   What side of the brain do you use?   Or do you use both sides?


Last April,  during General Conference (you can read about it HERE)  or you can view all of the talks HERE, I decided to put my doodling to good use.  As I listened to the speakers I wrote down words that impressed me and started doodling; aka Sketching.    I used my Strathmore Bristol Smooth 12x12 pad and a couple of journaling pens; American Crafts Memory Maker and Prismacolor .05.   They both are permanent black ink. I don't use a pencil; I just go for it.  

This is what happened.   It was good therapy.


I didn’t make anything else until September when we had the General Women’s meeting for all females ages 8 and up.  I wasn’t able to attend, but I watched all of the speakers HERE.   

This is what I created.


I had a friend ask me to make one for her with a Young Women’s theme.   Shewants to give as gifts to the Young Women in her ward.    I should have thought of this since I was in my wards Young Women Presidency for 2 1/2 years.

A couple of days ago I was given the name of a local printer.  I’m hoping to take to them and have them scan and print me a few copies (probably of all three).   I want a good image that I can share with others.



I tried to take good pictures.  I had to set them on a flat surface,  climb on a ladder and take some shots.  

Are you a doodler?   Do you put your talents that Heavenly Father gave to you to good use?



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