This doodle peters out towards the bottom, but it does it in an interesting way. First, I think it is funny. The stars in the night sky give way to light snow like a bizzare weather forecast graphic. Also, what made me change in the first place? It's a mystery, folks, like all doodles.
The medallions will make a comeback next week too. I am seriously obsessed with them at the moment.
I have no idea what is going on here. All I can say about this week's doodle is that it appears to have a dual personality.
I like the strange sampler style carpets which are being pulled along by team of medallions. Whee! It's a doodle wagon trail! No? Move along people, there is nothing to read here. Apparently, I have just gone barking mad.
This week's doodle looks hopeful or like bubbles, take your pick. I think it looks hopeful. I am not certain why I have that impression, but that was my initial response when I saw this one. Which is a good thing, I think.
I have been feeling not so optimistic about my art lately. I have no clue what to do with the Books and Needles project. I am trying to do some new, and not so easy things with it. Things that make me nervous. At the moment, I am on the bad side of the learning curve
Here is this week's doodle. I like the large medallions, but mostly this is a fairly ordinary group with a couple of pods thrown. The reason I picked this page is the carpet doodle on top. The long (for me, anyway) stretches of repeating motifs are rather unusual. Plus, I like the way that they change direction from vertical to horizontal and back again.
We went for a wet hike this morning. Before deciding to go, we checked the weather. It said the rain would come in the afternoon. They lied. Now, I have a damp dog.
I did finish the embroidery I promised last week. I just didn't get it up. I will post it either Monday or Tuesday.
I should have posted this either last Friday or Monday, but end-of-summer type stuff and general malaise got in my way.
I chose this group because of the odd shapes this doodle took. I like the (more or less) central doodle with the curling tail. It looks like it is half organic and half machine, and it is ready to start chugging off the page. It reminds me of something from album cover art. Now, I am going to have to figure it out or it will bug me to no end.
I also like the doodle that turns a corner with its eccentric edgings. It looks like bits of several carpet doodles have been pieced together.
I will be back tomorrow with a new embroidery. Stay tuned.
Ok, I did it again. I somehow managed to forget to post last week's doodle. Instead of making it a bad thing, let's say that today you get double the doodles! I like a couple of the roundels, but the thing that made me choose this one is the cute scalloped edge on the carpet doodle. It seems so girly. The curved top is a nice touch too, don't you think?
I have been cleaning out my studio and moving things upstairs in prep for next week's Cleaning of the Basement. A horrifying thought. We have been in this house for 15 years. Although we have cleaned it in sections, we have never pulled everything out and done the whole enchilada.
Pray for us.
I chose the the second one because it is a sampler of all sorts of design elements, and many of them appear to be new ones in my doodling repertoire. I think it is because I have dragged all my books off the shelves and have flipped through some of them because I had kind of forgotten that some of them even existed. It is like getting a bunch of new books for free!
What the heck has gotten into me today? I sound like some kind of carnival hustler.
I didn't post anything last week, and I am unrepentant. Company on Friday, daughter leaving Sunday morning. Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, and that is all there is to it.
If I had posted a doodle last week, it would have been this one.
What happened to that bottom circle? I checked the image. I didn't cut it off when I scanned it, I ran off the bottom of the page.
The doodle makes me think of flowers in water. I had beautiful clematis blooms (Nelly Moser), and I floated some of them in a shallow bowl of water.
The bowl is an old one, made before machines, and the edge is uneven. You can see that it was cut off with shears and then rounded off. It was never a high quality piece, but I love it when you can see the human hand in things.
Here is today's doodle.
I like the ribbons as a connecting element. It looks like dancing. Do you think that this is the doodle version of rhythmic gymnastics?
Looking at this photo, I think I may be on to something with the rhythmic gymnastics. What do you think? It is not so far fetched of an idea.
If you want to see some of the amazing things these gymnasts do, you can watch this video
(I totally kyped this lovely photo from google images, and I don't know who to credit for it)
A list this time. Notice that the doodle is much larger than the list itself. Some of you are shaking your heads and smirking at me. You know who you are, and, yeah, I know, it is just like me.
I almost never write lists, or if I do, I don't look at them. Lately, I have had some major time sucking things going on. I must have written down the other things I didn't want to forget to do. Though I must admit that I haven't made much headway, due to the previously mentioned time sucking items.
I have to add something to the list. Read. All the books on my library queue have shown up at once. I have eleven books sitting in the living room saying "Read me..." and it is a beautiful weekend. Why, oh why, couldn't this happen in the winter when it is rainy and cold?
This doodle was an easy choice because it has a few elements that are new. Or at least, different.
Yeah, there are medallions, mandalas or plain old concentric circle designs. Yeah, there are leaf shapes. Yeah, there are some geometric patterns. All of the usual suspects, but there are a couple of twists as well.
The pattern is a very simple patchwork of square shapes shapes. Usually my field designs are made up of interlocking pieces, more like this one. This field is very simple, but satisfying because of the interior rhythm and movement inherent in the simple patterning.
I am tired, and it is showing. I can't seem to type a word without misspelling or to compose a coherent sentence. It is frustrating trying to do this post let me tell you, but I will soldier on.
Another thing that caught my eye is the "bubble" element that you can see in the medallion on the lower right. They look like the bubbles on the bottom of a pan while you are waiting for the water to boil so that you can put your oatmeal in it.
And, in case you ever wondered, the water in the pot will boil eventually, even if you do watch it.