Doodle Week Day #1

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Doodle Tree – © Sue O’Kieffe 2008

Hope I can make it for most of this week’s Doodle Fest at Doodle Week. I just found out that  Manic Monday’s meme for this week is also tree. A doodle two-fer. Sweet!

I unabashedly borrowed the idea for this tree off a Christmas card I saw in Ashland OR not too long ago. Then I photoshopped the image onto a piece of red decorative paper I had scanned onto my computer. What would I do without those photoshop blending modes anyway?

~suedoodles

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Summer Flower Doodle

Summer Flower Doodle – © Sue O’Kieffe 2008

So you see, imagination needs noodling — long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling, and puttering ~ Brenda Ueland

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I wriggled and scrawled this flower onto paper a month or two ago and left it there, a little piece of whimsy unadorned. I rediscovered it the other night, colorized it and felt joy. Summer gardens are all around me, unpretentiously running amok with color. Everyday I see red poppies, not ornamental poppies, but red ones — just like their glorious orange California poppy sisters — only crimson. Who knew?

This doodle speaks to me of the freedom of nature, the dance with wind. How about you?

~Sue O’Kieffe