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Thursday, May 16, 2013


Welcome to Day 16 of the Doodle Day May Challenge! This challenge began as Erin's idea to invite friends to create a daily doodle with us and has turned into a truly wonderful community of artists, writers, parents, teachers, and friends. If you are new to the challenge, you can learn more about Doodle Day May at the original post and you can see all of the blog posts for the prompts at the links listed below:

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
Day 15 - Heart

For today's doodle prompt, Erin came up with it and asked me to post a video of her explaining it to you:

This prompt is vast - in could be a star, comet, planet, asteroid, swirls, circles, shooting star, an astronaut, ... Don't over think it. Simplify it into a doodle so that it is fun and carefree.

Here are some pics for reference:

After I taught my 7 yr old how to use my animation program a few weeks ago, he created this short animation for his school presentation on SPACE -
Have fun!


  1. Thanks for the prompt today, Erin!

  2. great prompt and wonderful! animation.

    1. Thanks, Joy. He created 94 separate doodles to create that animation.

  3. Great job Erin, love your son's animation video so cute. What program do you use?