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sue okieffe©2012

A shift in perspective can be a good thing.

When you are feeling stuck or bored with your art, what kinds of things do you do that help?

I’d love to hear your suggestions.

~Sue Doodles

Day 15: Speaking What the Heart Sees

Speaking What the Heart Sees © Sue O’Kieffe 2012

I’ve had so much fun watching people venture out in the world of doodling, as well as hearing about different ways that people play with sharpies. I’ve seen doodles on skin.

Another  friend is adding doodling to  course curriculum she is developing. She said to me, I doodle BIG so the actual motion of creating the forms helps to deepen the embodiment I’m inviting. And I intuitively choose the colors and let myself be guided by what I’m embodying (I’ve already engaged movement and sound before I move into doodling.)

My doodle hero David Cohen talks about his views on doodling here. Please give it a read. It made me cry. (In a from – the – heart way).

I’d love to hear your doodle stories. Share your creations with me.  What are you working on? Leave me a link in comments or come play with us  on my Facebook page.

~Sue Doodles

Facing Day 14

Day 14 © Sue O’Kieffe 2012

I took a little breather from doodling.  You know how it is when life has other plans. But last night, when Sharpie called Sue listened, and a face emerged. Now I don’t like drawing faces all that much, but I felt pretty good just letting her show up. Another limiting belief busted.  I don’t think this is finished yet. I think she has more to say.

How are all of you doing out there in Doodleland? I’d love to hear from you, and I’m sure the rest of us would as well too. What’s new in your doodle worlds?


Day 13 – Enough


Day 13 –  Enough © Sue O’Kieffe 2012

Truth? I wasn’t going to post this because I felt critical. Not enough, not good enough, not doodle-y enough. I was tired and I wanted to make a few marks on the page. Mostly I wanted to keep up with my commitment to do the best I could to doodle every day.

Sometimes just making a few marks on the page before turning out the lights is enough.

~Sue Doodles

Day 12 Changing Limiting Belief Patterns

Some of you know that I have a digital identity as a mandala artist. (See HERE). I love the computer and photoshop. When I create hand drawn mandalas I prefer to do them intuitively and asymmetrically. I have never felt compelled to create hand drawn symmetrical sacred art because I’ve held a  belief that working with math would just be too hard <insert whiny voice>.

I have become fascinated recently with the Flower of Life and Sacred Geometry. Yesterday this great in depth article prompted me to look for step by step instructions on how to draw this sacred symbol.  I found it on this very well done video by my mandala buddy, Danny Frank (aka Cosmocto)

And parts of it were frustrating, but Danny was a good teacher;  I got past my compass phobia and felt proud of myself for doing something my ego swore it would never and could never do! 10th grade math was never this much fun!

I’m going to do another and add color to that one.

Where are you holding yourself back in your art? I encourage you to take a few steps and try what you always thought would be too daunting. Let me know how it goes.

It’s time to get your doodle on!


~Sue Doodles

Days 8 thru 11 – New Moon Mandala

Day 8 – New Moon March 22 
The circle is a perfect container for something new.

Day 9

Day 10
Grateful for the time I give myself to explore and relax before sleep. The best sleep aid I know is a little doodling before bedtime.

Day 11 – New Moon Mandala

When is your favorite time to doodle?