AEDM Afterglow

Doodle Design 1 – © Sue O’Kieffe 2009

I’m in  AEDM afterglow. I’m still processing a lot; mostly what I’m thinking about right now is all the great work I witnessed this past month. How lovely to be a part of it all.

One thing I want is to have more fun with my doodles, to just play with patterns and colors and not necessarily have to create a story around my work. I’m also wanting to play around with different color palettes. Oh yea, and there were a couple of things –playing with my moleskin book and pitt pens and drawing faces that I never got around to last month.

This is the colored in version, using prismacolors, of Day 30 AEDM. I like its semi-structural feel.

Thanks to Daisy Yellow and Eden for inspiring and influencing some new directions. Don’t ask me how; you just do! (And I wouldn’t have it any other way…)


Day 30 – AEDM 30

Day 30 – © Sue O’Kieffe 2009

Late evening play. How many different patterns can I doodle on an 8.5×5.5 playing field?  Stay open. Don’t think too much. Be imperfect. It’s OK.

What a month. How can it possibly be over? 30 days of art plus launching the second phase of my art biz. I did it all. Wowee.

I didn’t get to some of the things I wanted to do. My moleskin is still in its wrapper and so are the pitt pens. But they aren’t going anywhere. I will open them when I can relax a little bit more. I’ve so appreciated meeting new artists and the inspiration received from you all.





Playing with Fire – © Sue O’Kieffe 2009

Last night I played some more with neocolors. I like the phoenix that arose.

This morning when cleaning up the image for posting I got to wondering…




Isolating areas create whole new little paintings. I’ve been thinking about ACEOs off and on and will probably think about and play with them some more.  I’m planning to open an Etsy shop for SueDoodles in the second half of 2010. This was sure the furthest thing from my mind when I began my meanderings on paper during AEDM 2007!

I hope you all have a delicious Thanksgiving.  I am going to do just what I want to do today and that’s just fine by me!




The Duchess – AEDM 25

Today I am giving thanks to my mother who gifted me with her color sense, her love of elegance, and who passed down the gift of intuitive knowledge through her family lineage. Thanks, Ma!

The Duchess – © Sue O’Kieffe 2009

I have been busy preparing for my first Black Friday/Cyber Monday both off and online, getting my Etsy shop as ready as can be and talking to local shop owners about carrying my mandala prints and cards in their shops. Last night I was sooooo tired I crashed into bed at 6:30.  I still had energy to play, and I just wanted to drift on the page.

I got out my neocolor crayons, layed down some color, then got out my brush and water and played. I’ve always loved watercolors, and neocolors allow me to do artwork in bed with out making a mess! Pretty soon The Duchess appeared.

This morning I’m hearing the Beatles’ tune:

Her majesty’s a pretty nice girl but she doesn’t have a lot to say.

Her majesty’s a pretty nice girl but she changes from day to day.
I wanna tell her that I love her a lot but I gotta get a bellyful of wine.
Her majesty’s a pretty nice girl someday I’m gonna make her mine,
Oh yeah, someday I’m gonna make her mine.

I get so silly when I’m tired. And it feels soooo gooood. Oh yeah.