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The Lift © Sue O’Kieffe 2010

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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

Homage to Laurel Burch

Experimenting on black paper with colored pencils, I was reminded of the rich tapestry-like and tropical designs of Laurel Burch. I was saddened to discover this remarkable artist passed away a year ago at 61 from complications of osteoporosis.

From her website: I live within the vivid colors of my imagination … soaring with rainbow feathered birds, racing the desert winds on horseback, wrapped in ancient tribal jewels, dancing with mythical tigers in steamy jungles.

If you want to learn more about this remarkable artist and her vision, be sure and read her obituary here.

In the meantime, I will continue to be inspired.

So, what artists inspire you?