Susan Sorrell- I was delighted about this month's theme since Doodling is my main inspiration for my artwork. I like the letting go and just playing with shapes and designs..never knowing what I will come up with. I try to fill up a page in my sketch book as a challenge to my creative side. As soon as the page is filled, I pull out my trusty isolation frame to find my ideas for my next painting or embroidery.
Here are examples of my doodles and how I go about finding my next compositions.
Once I decided, I make small drawings of what my compositions might look like. Here I can play some more with the designs.
Above is an example of ideas I have for some small paintings. I make several versions using my large doodle designs as a jumping off point.
Above are some of the Doodle paintings I have been working on.
(I like to paint when my hands begin to hurt from all of my hand embroidery. Also, I can see using these designs in my collages and mixed media pieces too.)
Here are somes pieces where I used a doodle as my inspiration and made it into a mixed media collages using paper, embroidery, beading and painting.
Have fun with this month's theme.