Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Creativity Unleashed

First off, I would like to welcome my 3 new followers. I am getting so many new followers lately and I love it. You guys are all awesome : )  So hello to Stavroula who blogs here and to Copyboy who blogs here and to Jesy who blogs here.  Thanks so much for following me, you two.

The rest of you may have realized by now that I am an artist.  I just can't help but see beauty nearly everywhere I look.  And I am constantly having ideas for things that would look really cool.  One of my goals that I have been neglecting, which is on my bucket list page, is to doodle at least once a week.  I plan to start doing that this week.  When I was in college, I doodled all the time in an (often futile) attempt to stay awake during lectures, especially the ones with really comfortable chairs and a professor with a monotous voice.  So I was doodling five times a week, and I just felt really creative constantly.  Sidenote-ish: I plan to scan and upload the doodles from my lecture notes in the following weeks, just for fun.  The one thing that I have never really been good at, besides drawing realistically, is painting.  I am pretty good at doodling abstractly, and semi-realistically (meaning monsters, stylized people, etc.), but I never thought about painting in the same style.  I don't know why, but the thought just never occured to me.  Until yesterday.  You see, I joined the site that I am sure is actually crack, but it disguises itself as Pinterest, and I am now hopelessly addicted.  And it has made me so insanely creative.  And one of the things that I have taken from it, aside from hundreds of really cool jewelry ideas, is that I would really like to start painting.  The idea has been growing in my brain ever since I began watching the show Switched at Birth on ABC Family.  One of the main characters is a teenage girl named Bay and she is insanely creative and talented.  But I could totally do that: things like painting over tape and painting cool patterns and designs.  I just need to doodle with paint.  And my hope is that people will like my work and buy it from my Etsy shop.  So that's another thing I would like to do with my life.  Well it's basically an extension of what I already knew I wanted to do, create things that make people happy.  And thanks to my wonderful family, I have a bit of birthday money, not much, but enough to make this possible.  I can certainly afford a couple of canvasses to start out on and some paintbrushes and paint.  So I just wanted to share that with you.  Also, completely unrelated: I can hear my neighbors watching porn while I'm typing this: distracting.  And I will leave you with various sketches I've done over my lifetime.

I thought it would be cool to buy some white shoes at Goodwill and doodle on them with sharpies.
It was, but I wish I had doodled the shoes to match, and I also have outgrown them now.

the other side of that shoe; the other shoe is doodled with
random designs in color and I like it much less, one day if I feel ambitious, I might paint over them

a doodle I did while watching The Lovely Bones; I hate the butterfly

a sketch I made in one of my many high school art classes


  1. Love the shoe! I'm inspired! Next time I need shoes I'll buy myself some white ones. =]

  2. Doodling is awesome. I should doodle more, I have plenty of opportunity in lectures. I normally drift of into thinking about something and then switch back on five minutes later and not have a clue what's going on. I did that today and I looked like an idiot. Maybe doodling would be better.

  3. @Dan An added benefit to doodling in lectures is that, at least from a distance, you appear to be taking notes :)

  4. I love doodling :)

    I had an old pair of Chucks that I completely covered with tags and drawings-- they were my favorite shoes for a long time until my sister stole them!

  5. It looks like everyone agrees: doodling is awesome.

  6. OoO *jealous* those shoes...

  7. I want summer to come so I can doodle my bare feet to look like I have shoes. I hate having to wear shoes! :)

  8. My doodling is ridiculous, I love yours, it's awesome! I was always a little jealo9us of the kids who could doodle on their shoes and have it look like the show was made to look like that.

  9. One of the worst parts of graduating was losing boring lecture doodle time. It's amazing how much easier it is to be creative in the margins of finance notes than it is in a blank sketchbook.

    Also, those shoes are gorgeous. Maybe you could add doodled shoes/canvas bags/whatever to your Etsy shop, if sharpie doodling is something you enjoy. You're really good at it.

  10. Wow, so many great comments :) And thanks everyone for liking my shoes. I like your idea too, Carman about adding doodled things to my Etsy shop.


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