I’m a doodler (is that a word) from way back! LOL. No seriously, I have been doodling since I could hold a pen. It helps me pay attention in class, it helps to keep me calm when life gets really stressful, and when I was teaching it got me through some of the boring professional development workshops of the NYCTF program. The funny thing is that many of the designs that will end up on Artfully Woven begin as doodles in my notebook or in the margins of random papers.
This Christmas, Santa brought my daughter, who is 5, watercolor color pencils and pastels. And a few weeks back, I received a new order of my favorite pens from Tokyo Pen Shop. Tonight, I decided to create a doodle with my daughter who loves to color, draw, and paint. We took turn creating segments in my journal and then we used pastels and watercolor pencils to add color.
I’m looking forward to creating more doodles with her! It’s a great way to spark the imagination and spend some time with the little one.
Do you doodle? What have you created as of late?