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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

DOODLE DAY MAY - Day 15

Welcome to Day 15 of the Doodle Day May challenge! The participants have been drawing everyday for over 2 weeks and I bet that a habit is forming. A habit of putting a pencil to a page and seeing where it goes. A habit of relaxing and being in your own thoughts for at least a few minutes a day. Great! Life can be stressful. We all have a zillion things going on - pulling us in different directions. This challenge (which really shouldn't be considered a challenge) is to allow yourself some time for carefree drawing each day.

If you are new to Doodle Day May - you can catch up on previous posts below or check out our Facebook Group page. If you want to join, it is never too late. I post a daily prompt to give an idea of what to doodle each day but you never have to use it - create whatever you want but try create something. A doodle could take 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes or even up to an hour but honestly, if you are spending more than an hour, it is not a doodle - it is a masterpiece and you are trying too hard or over thinking it. These do not have to be perfect. Nobody is grading, nobody is judging. Enjoy the feeling of the movement on the page.

Original Blog Post with the announcement of Doodle Day May
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
Day 12 - Mothers
Day 13 - Through the Window
Day 14 - Sun

As you can see on the list above, some of the doodle prompts were a bit complex and may have caused you to put in a bit more effort than a doodle needs to take. This week, we are stepping it back a bit so that the drawings can be more carefree.

Today's doodle prompt is HEART.

Draw one heart. Do not feel like you need a scene or a page full of different kinds of hearts, one is enough.

You can create a heart and fill it with a pattern, create it from a pattern, do a one continuous line drawing, a zentangle, turn a heart into something else, etc...

Here are some hearts for reference:







 
Have fun!

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