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    Art Doodle Love Blog Hop!

    “It is good to have an end to journey toward;
    but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
    Ernest Hemingway

    As a former quant jock, number cruncher deluxe... this old accounting paper is the perfect background for doodling. My goal was to draw without any repeats.


    A mandala on Dawn's supply pages.



    The full page of doodles. I invented new patterns and work to refine others.


    Of all of Dawn's journaling prompts, this was my fav. Prompts about my childhood home.

    Two words: Tollhouse Cookies. That sums it up.


    This was the first page spread that caught my eye. The random drops and splotches provided just enough backdrop to the doodle chaos that ensued.

    Here's the page I'm working on now. I like the fact that I can draw on a painted page yet the page is perfectly smooth. The paper is really lush. My decision is to doodle with more enlightenment. I don't really know what that means but it sounds refreshing.


    I've been drawing on the pages of Dawn DeVries Sokol's new book Art Doodle Love: A Journal of Self-Discovery. Drawing. On the pages. Yes!!! The book is all about - colors + doodles + fresh ideas + prompts to invite your ink and paint to the pages. It's like a bunch of art journal backgrounds are at the ready so that you can collage, doodle, glue or stitch in photographs, whatever you're in the mood to do. Dawn sent me an advance copy of the book which was JUST released. The book traveled around in my purse for a week and I doodled inside at every opportunity, using a black gellyroll and a black slicci pen. The ink rolled onto the pages fluidly.

    You can pop around the blog hop and see what everyone is creating in Dawn's book:

    Feb. 2: Pam Carriker
    Feb. 3: Samantha Kira Harding
    Feb. 4: Aimee Dolich
    Feb. 5: Jane Davenport
    Feb. 6: Carla Sonheim
    Feb. 7: Tracie Lyn Huskamp
    Feb. 8: Tammy Garcia
    Feb. 9:  Carissa Paige
    Feb. 10: Mindy Lacefield     
    Feb. 11: Dina Wakley
    Feb. 12: Tamara LaPorte
    Feb. 13: Jill K. Berry  

    This book would be perfect to take on a trip where you want to take just a few art materials yet create something with color and imagery. You could take this book, a few rolls of washi tape, pens + gelly rolls, a stapler... and collect fun things to put inside. On the flight or in the hotel room, you could use the prompts to write. Just a thought.

    So. When was the last time YOU wrote in a book?

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    Reader Comments (20)

    w.0.w! You've taken doodling to a whole different level! I want to hold your book in my hands and pore over ever single detail! Amazing!

    02.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Reuss

    Found it now and ordered it!!

    02.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGill

    WOW!!! Very inspiring post.... I purchased a book new (on sale) to just use as a doodle book.... Sibella Court's "Nomad". Backgrounds are already there just waiting for embellishing!

    02.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmie

    Totally need to get my hands on a copy of this book :)

    02.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne

    These are some awesome pages!

    02.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Kasstle

    Love what you did with these prepped pages. I would have a hard time working on something like this, but I do love the look of Dawns work.

    02.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCaatje

    LOVE what you did with Dawn's pages! perfect blend of prepped pages and doodling or journaling. fabulous!!

    02.8.2013 | Unregistered Commentermo

    Wow, Tammy, your doodles are AWESOME!!

    02.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

    I think you should be dubbed the queen of doodling.....your majesty I bow to your greatness!! You inspire me to loosen up and just DOODLE it out!!!

    02.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer

    Wow! Your doodling style is very similar to my own. I, too, love to fill a page to the max. Although, I must say your precision is something to which I aspire .

    02.8.2013 | Unregistered Commentertina zappone

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