AEDM 30 – THE DREAM

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The Dream – © Sue O’Kieffe 2008

I have perceived different messages in this doodle during the course of its development. I have turned the image upside down and right side up, this way and that, which way is up and which is down? First I saw Rapunzel letting her hair down, then I had a sense of ceremony and was going to call it The Wedding. I went away for Thanksgiving and was coloring this doodle while conversing about Life Dreams with my friend Lorlyn. One thing I noticed was I really did seem to be able to pay better attention to her while I was coloring. I could follow my desire to color my doodle yet stay attentive to my friend…the oft-sought and highly pleasurable Win/Win

So the conversation was about Living the Dream, Nursing our Visions. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed by thinking it all has to happen at once. What little steps can you make today to come closer to your vision of how you want to live your life?

I like posting this image on the last day of AEDM. It’s not the end, just the beginning of the next round. What is your Life Dream? How do you want to live it?

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GOING BANANAS

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GREEN LIGHT MANDALA (Art Every Day series #22) © Sue O’Kieffe 2008

(source image: banana tree leaf)

I must admit this feels a little odd being a guest on my doodle blog. *Giggle*

I have been playing with photography for this year’s AED challenge, and over on Sacred Circle Mandalas I posted some images of a banana tree I often visit. Creating a mandala from one of those images was a natural progression in the flow of things. Why not add some little curley-que and spiral thingies to the image?

And for that matter, why not post here?

Hmmm.

*Looking around.*

This place doesn’t look half bad.

Sometimes we just need a fresh perspective, yes?

~suedoodles


inspired by sweet peas

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Inspired by Sweet Peas

Here we are on day 19 of AEDM. It has been a joy to be reacquainted again by artists I haven’t visited for a while (like Tammy Vitale) and to make new friends as well. I am cheered to find other lovers of the black line, such as Jamie Price and Margaret Storer-Roche.

Today’s doodle is a ramble with no particular place to go. The Havens asked if I took more than a day to finish a doodle, was I truly doodling? I say YES YES YES. No longer is the doodle a lowly scrawl mindlessly executed while chatting on the phone or enduring a boring lecture in class, though Im certain wonderful doodles have been doodled during those times.

Here is a great lens at Squidoo that graciously expounds on the subject.

So everybody grab your black Sharpie pen and favorite sketchbook and have a great doodley-day!

~suedoodles

PLAYING WITH CIRCLES

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BURST OUT – © Sue O’Kieffe 2008

One of the pleasures of Art Every Day Month is that I get to give myself permission to try out new things. I set out creating this design with a desire to experiment with watercolor frisket, and to play more with watercolor crayons and twinkling h2o’s.

What did I learn? Well,  you really do need the right tools (note to self:add that frisket nib and new brushes to art store shopping list). It probably takes experimenting to learn what those tools are. Oh yea, and it’s fun to burst out in new directions.

This kind of reminds me of one of those wall clocks from the 50’s, no doubt inspired by sputnik. (Does anyone else here besides me even remember sputnik?)

What do you see?

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Hey, why not come visit my mandala blog, where I continue to explore all things circular!



RAINY DAY DOODLE

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Rainy Day Doodle – © Sue O’Kieffe 2008

What better activity is there on a rainy day than doodling? This doodle is actually a work in progress. I thought I would post changes over the next couple of days. I am not a quick sketch kinda gal. My doodles often take a few days to complete. This time I’m thinking outside the circle. Im gonna drawl all over the page!

I’m down with a cold. Sympathy and chicken soup are always appreciated. Doodling is a great between naps pasttime!

This post is part of Leah’s Art Every Day Month 2008 challenge. Be sure to come visit me at my mandala blog, Sacred Circle Mandalas, for an inspiriting dose of digital art

~sue doodles

UPDATE:

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Well, she called out finish me, and so I did!

NAME THIS DOODLE

Name this Doodle – © Sue O’Kieffe 2008

I discovered this doodle in my sketch book last night, forlorn and unfinished. Poor dear.

Now that she’s here in all her glory, what shall I call her?

On Day 3 of Art Every Day Month, here is your chance to do a little creative naming.

Hey, don’t forget to visit my other blog, where I’m also participating in AEDM!

~suedoodles