Thursday, April 26, 2012

have faith in yourself

In my Doodling Ink class at Rachel's Handmade U in Omaha this past weekend, we played a card game that acted as a doodling prompt.  So I thought I'd pick one of the words as a prompt, too, and doodle-write a page to go with it.  Today I chose the word "faith" as my prompt.  (This was the word you picked, Paige. :)

Although I'll still be adding color and more doodles, here it is in its first stage.  I'm thinking I'll make this Strathmore notebook into a series of reminders to myself -- for whenever I need them.  Like today, when I'm working toward another deadline (not complaining; I'm super happy to have these deadlines).

Have faith in yourself and your ability to be your best you!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

off to doodle in omaha

Time to finish packing for my "Doodle Ink" class at Handmade U in Omaha this weekend. I'm excited and more than a little nervous to be teaching my first doodling class. Even after all the other project classes I've taught, it's a whole different ball game trying to translate something you do kind of naturally into a technique you lay out in thoughtful steps. Wish me luck, please!

Monday, April 02, 2012

inspired ideas for spring

Just in time for your spring crafting spree, my super-talented friend Amy Powers has published the gorgeous new spring issue of her Inspired Ideas ezine. You can buy your own 87-page issue here, available for download on either your computer or your iPad. (You can purchase a print version, too.) Below are some sample pages.

There are lots of fresh and ingenious crafting ideas offered in this new spring issue. There's also a helpful calendar listing of the many crafting events coming up around the country.

And, although I'm usually providing support behind the scenes, Amy invited me to add a "spring garden doodle" to this issue just for you. Let yourself feel like a kid again with a new page to color! Would you like to be queen of your garden with a crown, a spring banner, and a watering can among the flowers? You can print out the doodled page from the ezine to any size you like and then add markers or watercolor or your favorite medium. I hope it puts you or your child in the mood to capture the beautiful colors of spring.