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Sunday, May 12, 2013

DOODLE DAY MAY - Day 12


Welcome to Day 12 of the Doodle Day May challenge where artists, writers, parents, teachers, children of all ages, friends, and friends of friends have put a pencil to the page and let their creativity shine. If you are new to this challenge and want to join, leave a comment or go to our Facebook Group page and start doodling. If you have no idea what this challenge is about, you can read the first blog post HERE. In summary, here are the first 11 days of drawing prompts with a link to the blog posts and references:

Day 1 - Zentangles
Day 2 - Monsters
Day 3 - Think outside the circle
Day 4 - Make a face
Day 5 - Flower
Day 6 - Hat
Day 7 - Dog
Day 8 - Tree
Day 9 - Critters
Day 10 - One Continuous Line
Day 11 - Give Me a Hand

This challenge about taking 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes or even up to an hour to create a drawing. If you spend more than an hour on your drawing, you are not creating a doodle, it is a masterpiece and you are trying too hard. Don't overthink it. This is a stress free doodle zone. You do not have to follow the prompts posted each day. I create them for those who feel anxiety when they look at a blank page and for those who want to try something different each day of the challenge. I provide reference images for most prompts so that you don't have to spend additional time looking for those images. I know your lives are busy - but taking a few minutes each day to casually draw helps reduce stress while building hand-eye coordination and improving drawing skills.

It will come as no surprise that in honor of Mother's Day, today's doodle prompt is MOTHERS.

Draw Mom or Grandmother or a child with a mom or grandmother or anything that reminds you of your mom or your grandmother. Draw a picture for your mom or with your mom or with your children. Write "Mom" or "Mum" or "Mother" or something related in a funky font. You can also doodle a thank you card for your mom (take a pic before you give it to her) or make a collage of words about mom.

This one is very open. If you are a mom and your day is full of your children making you breakfast and doing special things with you, or you are doing something special with your own mom, squeeze in time if you can but if you are too busy, we will all understand. It's your day.

Enjoy.


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