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-thoughts of a wife, mom, author, illustrator, juggler, toy designer, teacher, camp director, ...



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Month of Insects in Doodle Day

August was A-Z INSECTS in Doodle Day so I've put together my entire alphabet along with the random doodles to fill the last days of the month...

A is for Acrobat Ants

B is for dancing Bees

C is for a Cricket band

D is for Dragonfly (don't actually look like this)

E is for Elephant Beetle (actual bug but I made one cuter)
 
F is for Firefly

G is for Greenfly

H is for Heliconius Charithonia Butterfly

I is for Insects (I couldn't find any that I wanted so I made some up)

J is for Japanese Beetle

K is for Killer Bee

L is for Leafhoppers
 
 
 
 
N is for Nut Weevil Beetle
O is for Orange Sulfer Butterfly
P is for Praying Mantis
 
Q is for Queen Butterfly

R is for Robber Fly

S is for Slug (not an insect) and Stick Bug

T is for Termite
U is for Underwing

V is for Velvet Ant

W is for Wheel Bug (actual bug - just uglier than this)

X is for Xerces Butterfly

Y is for Yellow Tail Moth

Z is for Zebra Swallowtail
 
 
and the random doodles that filled the rest of my month...






 
If you like to doodle and want to start participating in Doodle Day, join our Facebook Group page to become part of the doodling community!
 
If you want to see more of my doodles and illustrations, check out my ONLINE PORTFOLIO.
You can also find me on TWITTER @AlisonHertz, GOOGLE+, PINTEREST, and FACEBOOK.
 
If Doodle Day looks like something you would enjoy participating in, CLICK HERE to go to the Facebook group where I post the prompts and more than 300 doodlers share their doodles.
 
 Post a comment or suggest a Doodle theme (just keep it family friendly). : )
Have fun!
 
 
 
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

My Doodles from July 28th to August 9th

 
Here are the last few days of Animals with a Twist...
 
GUINNEA PIG
 
CHAMELEON

FERRET

ARMADILLO

MOUSE
 
On to August...
August brings a new month of doodles and a new challenging theme. This month in Doodle Day, we are focusing on INSECTS and to make it even more challenging, we are combining it with A to Z so each day the prompt is a letter and each doodler has the freedom of selecting an Insect that starts with that letter. There are soo many fascinating insects out there and a lot of wonderful Entomology sites that even list them for us in alphabetical order so it is just up to us to select which one to doodle. Fun!


A is for Acrobat Ants

B is for Dancing Bees

C is for Crickets

D is for Dragonfly

E is for Elephant Beetle

F is for Firefly

G is for Greenfly

H is for Heliconius Charithonia Butterfly
 
I is for Insects
 
Come back next Sunday to see all of the insect doodles I create this week!
If you like to doodle and want to start participating in Doodle Day, join our Facebook Group page to become part of the doodling community!
 
If you want to see more of my doodles and illustrations, check out my ONLINE PORTFOLIO.
You can also find me on TWITTER @AlisonHertz, GOOGLE+, PINTEREST, and FACEBOOK.
 
If Doodle Day looks like something you would enjoy participating in, CLICK HERE to go to the Facebook group where I post the prompts and more than 300 doodlers share their doodles.
 
 Post a comment or suggest a Doodle theme (just keep it family friendly). : )
Have fun!
 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Animals With a Twist Month - July 21-27



Welcome to my 3rd post of ANIMALS WITH A TWIST doodles! This week was a quite a varied group but just as much fun as all the others.  Scroll down to check out my doodles from the week!

HORSE
 GRYPHON

CHIMERA

OWLS
 
MORE OWLS - These were a lot of fun.
 
Erin's OWLS


WILD CATS - I chose TIGER CUBS


BEAR
 
 
HAMSTER

I doodled this last week after receiving good news about an illustration I submitted to a major press.
We have had many new doodlers join the online Doodle Day daily drawing challenge community and I am thrilled. The more people who feel the power of doodling - the better. Welcome to all of our new participants.
 
 
If you like to doodle and want to start participating in Doodle Day, join our Facebook Group page to become part of the doodling community!
 
If you still aren't sure if Doodle Day is for you - check out this video!


 

 
In addition to my own drawings this week - my daughter (co-founder of Doodle Day) attended
Mini Masters Painting Camp and here are 4 of her pieces from the week:
 
Inspired by Mondrian
Erin didn't like the "stiffness" of the straight lines so she filled her own
with an "upside down rainbow."
 
Inspired by Frida Kahlo
 
Inspired by Monet
 
Inspired by Klimt
 
Come back to my blog next weekend to check out the last week of ANIMALS WITH A TWIST.
Next month, we will be doodling Insects and Bugs and following an A to Z format - which will increase the variety of the posts.
 
If you want to see more of my doodles and illustrations, check out my ONLINE PORTFOLIO.
You can also find me on TWITTER @AlisonHertz, GOOGLE+, PINTEREST, and FACEBOOK.
 
If Doodle Day looks like something you would enjoy participating in, CLICK HERE to go to the Facebook group where I post the prompts and more than 300 doodlers share their doodles.
 
 Post a comment or suggest a Doodle theme (just keep it family friendly). : )
Have fun!