Good-morning all from DayLee Doodler! I am back online thanks to a new-to-me laptop computer!
Different than my old PC and I am still learning the controls and so on but much easier to see than trying to post from my phone or tablet!
I sent off several ATCs to WOYWW desk hoppers last week. Hopefully you have received them, or they will arrive soon (one is on its way from here in the US to Scotland!)
Unfortunately I lost my pics including the WOYWW button on my old computer but will be snagging it again.
In the meanwhile pop on over to The Stamping Ground and click on the links to visit desk hoppers from around the world!
Have not really doodled much the past few days. here is a Zendala design in progress...I promise a more interesting desk next week, perhaps the WOYWW ATCs will be in by then! Have a blessed day!
Last week I took the plunge and decided to start adding shading to my Zendalas and I am really enjoying the dept it brings to them!
Line work still ongoing and I've been getting a lot of creative time in working on several pen and ink projects including the commissioned pieces I talk about in the previous post and the Artist Trading Cards venture that is almost as addicting as Zendalas!
So, this post will be brief but of course the point is to show this week's creation!
Be sure to click on the Zendala Dare button to visit and see a more creative interpretations of this week's template!
Well - I picked up my phone to snap a picture of the desk and found I never charged it yesterday as planned so while my smart phone is recharging its brain cells, I'll fill you in on my very productive week!If you need to get a look at some GREAT work spaces, hurry on over to the Stamping Ground you can get there easily by clicking the WOYWW button above!
After a very busy week and weekend drawing, doodling and designing nearly non-stop...my desk is shockingly empty..... I mean totally except for the keyboard and monitor of course. LOL... So I guess it is a good week for my camera to be napping. Have no fear, I doubt it stays that way past noon today!
I have gotten totally addicted to designing ATCs and so in between working on a couple larger projects, I've been taking breaks making and trading ATCs.
ATCs are mini-works of art in any media done an a 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch cards. Here are a few I've made and already traded this week! Do you make ATCs? If you are looking for a way to learn more and find others to trade with, check out the site ATCs For All you can sign up for free and post cards to your own gallery to start trading! There are a lot of great forums and great fun to be found there!
Well until next week...keep on creating! I'm off to desk hop and see what some of YOU have been up to this week~~!
No doubt you picked up on the fact that there are a lot of feathers flying around hey?
Well that is because I am doing a set of (4) 8 x 10 inch pictures for a friend's new home. The first which has taken me over 20 hours .... I hope she does not read this so I can give you a sneak peek. She is busy packing up everything except her laptop so I don't think she has been blog hopping lately. Here is the first of her four pieces...shhhh don't tell!
I had fun with this dare as I found it a good opportunity to work on two weak points for me...lines and shading.
While there is still room for improvement, isn't there always?
Overall I like how this turned out.
I just happened to have a piece of scrapbook paper in gray and I like how it shows off both the lines and accents the shading so maybe I'll actually frame this one like this and give it as a Christmas gift!
Have a great week all...!
Thanks Erin once again for the fantastic fun at The Bright Owl by providing us with the weekly Zendala Dares.
Perhaps the better question is not What's on Your Work desk...but, What isn't?
It took me five minutes to find my phone under there so I could take a picture!
I've had a busy week/ weekend and in addition to the artwork even got in a writing assignment! The feathers and dreamcatcher is a 5 x 7 ordered to be delivered this weekend.
Micron pen done on watercolor paper ..
This is the very beginning of a 8 x 11 piece with feathers that will be done in the same style. For a different order.
Feathers seem to be popular lately which is good because they are fun to do and I've yet to do any exactly alike!
This started out black and white. However, a friend requested a feather in multicolor so I dug out the watercolor pencils and give this ink piece a color wash. ( I still am a black & white fan)
Mandalas, Zendalas, floral doodles, and doodle ideas in the journal are all under this mess somewhere... I'll pst some of those the next time!
If you are curious about What's on other work desks...head on over to Julia's at the Stamping Ground!
Well - This challenge is a bit different on several fronts! First - the challenge was to do this Zendala in pencil! When I went to print out the template, I found I was out of ink! Grrr.... Well, where there's a will-there's a way! Right?
So I ended up holding a paper to my monitor with one hand and tracing the template with the other...lines were a bit shaky but they are after all guidelines. I used a soft drawing pencil which may not have been the best option as I really had a time with unintentional smudges as I worked my way around the Zendala.
Some of those smudges did add some automatic shading while I added shading to some smudged areas in an attempt to even things out without erasing.
Not my favorite template or treatment of it. However, I just couldn't resist the dare!
So here is the final results!
Be sure to go visit the post at THE BRIGHT OWL and see what others have accomplished with this dare!!!
I happened upon this fantastic Blog a few weeks ago and immediately got hooked on the Zendala templates and challenges. It has taken me until now to officially jump in although you will see other examples of Zendalas done using templates from The Bright Owl site in my Doodle Gallery! Thanks Erin you can be sure I'm a regular visitor even if I don't get a chance to post often! I think the first visit to your blog was at the Zendala Dare #50. I have tons of catching up to do!
So here is my first official venture into Challenge #55.
I found these great circular papers at the Paper Source and ordered several packs since they had a not that they were in limited supply! Hopefully they will have a new supply in when these run out because I love working on them. This was done with a Micron 01 and shaded with pencil. I need to work on both shading and line work but all in all am happy with this one!
Please be sure to leave a comment when you stop in and visit! All feed back is greatly appreciated! ....... Debbie aka: DayLee Doodler
D= DayLee Doodles....LOL. One of the creations that are on my desk at the moment!
Several visitors took not of my small deskspace and asked for a look at the area around my desk. To the left I have an equally small bookshelf that was recently tidied up to make room for current items I need at hand without the avalanche that followed prior to the clean out! The box on the bottom shelf...doodle supplies and completed cards...the yellow box, a sewing kit for daughter's and granddaughter's emergency repairs... The snowman peeking from the mirror on the wall was made by my (then 5- year old) granddaughter, Jaden. That is a picture of her and her cousin on the wall to the right of my computer screen.
This is the newest Mandella or Zendella design done this morning and possibly a future card design and/ or framed print.
Oh that obviously is the trash can between the printer and desk to the right, and the boxes behind the printer hold scrapbook materials and a Cricut machine.
Not seen is the over-sized pillow with worn blue blankie where my mini doxie hangs out!
So there you have it! My 2nd contribution to WOYWW ....Had fun visiting desks last week and look forward to doing so later tonight, but now have to scramble to make it to my granddaughter's cheerleading 'camp'....ttfn!
Hooray! Welcome to the very first TAG You're it Thursday Challenge!
A dark dreary rainy day in Georgia prompted me to think outside the usual Zendella tiles, mandellas circles and stardard doodle pads to get creative with some craft tags that I had hanging around.
The tags I used were scrapbook tags measuring about 2 and a half by 4 and a half
inches. You can use premade tags or make your own .... who is ready for a
challenge? TAG YOU ARE IT!
Here's mine to give you an iea...feel free to make your tags larger or smaller, decorative only or specific to an occassion let's see what your creative muses come up with!!!
When you've finished your creative tag, post a picture of it on your blog and then come back and add your name and link here! Have fun ... TAG You're IT!