Doodlebug#2 – © Sue O’Kieffe 2009

We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
– – – Richard Vaughan

This little guy appeared on my journal page last night. Since he appears to be missing a few legs, I appreciated his efforts even more! I’ll tell you a secret too.

I think bugs are fascinating.

This is my 3rd in a series of quick little doodles.




its been quite a long time since ive had a bout of the flu. betweeen those power naps ive been taking, i was able to finish embellishing this doodle, which went this way and that way in my mind without any particular way to go.

coloring is perfect rainy day sick in bed  activity. don’t you think the smell of crayola MUST be healing, in an aromatherapeutic kind of way?

stay healthy, everyone.




Promise – © Sue O’Kieffe 2009

Over at Creative Every Day, Leah has chosen play as the theme for the month. It doesn’t take too much to encourage me to play in doodle-land.  So I drew me a doodle, got out my neo-colors and just had fun. Neo colors are a delight for me, and right now is my favorite coloring agent. (Color first, paint with water later…something almost magical and definitely captivating!)

Where the name for this doodle came from Im not sure. I looked at it and the middle flower seemed to offer up a promise…


Dark Promise – © Sue O’Kieffe 2009

…inverting the colors in photoshop adds a batik feel to the design. I like it!

To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.  ~Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1876

Have fun playing!




YES!© Sue O’Kieffe 2008

Here is the antidote for those times when it seems like all you hear are resounding no’s. Put a few YESes in your life.

I am grateful for a man in Oz who reminds me on a regular basis to stay positive. My original intention was to post this image in time for his birthday last Monday, but darn it all, my computer decided it was time for a new hard drive and power supply.  I have been without computer access since Sunday and I’m still waiting for my local computer gurus to finish finetuning whatever was ailing my poor baby. Thankfully, the harddrive was replaced before it totally crashed.

Note to self: get those files backed up that you’ve been meaning to do for a while.

Anyway, hello Scot and happy belated. Thanks for your wonderful sense of humour and upbeat attitude. You are Positively Fourth Street!




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?



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



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


give her a hand – © sue okieffe 2008

a year ago i rose to leah piken kolidas challenge to create every day during the month of november and tried my hand at non digital art. after a year i’ve learned that doodling is relaxing and fun. it also improves my eye, helps me better understand design concepts, and all i have to do is put my sharpie on paper and let go. i’m hooked.

so when i gave my doodles their own blog and started to look around for others who meandered on paper, low and behold i  discovered  a whole new world of doodling fools giving credence to this so much fun art form. over at doodlage!, RaShell is showcasing doodlers from all over the world. woohoo, not only am i having fun but im fashionable as well. imagine that! be sure to check out her 150th post which inspired this, my 28th.

so ive circled round another year and committed to a month of creativity.  stay tuned for another fun filled month of doodling. while you’re at it, come visit me at my other blog and get an eyefull of my inspiring digital mandala art.