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Sunday, May 19, 2013


Welcome to Day 19 of the Doodle Day May challenge! If you don't already know, this challenge was created this year on April 30 by my 5 yr old daughter when she suggested that we invite our friends to create daily doodles with us every day of May. I wrote a quick blog post and created a Facebook Group and by the next day, we had forty artists, writers, teachers, parents, children of all ages, friends, and friends of friends signed up to doodle with us. As of today, we have 60+ members of the group (plus at least 30 children who don't log into FB but show me their doodles). Fantastic! It's doodle mania. I love that additional people continue to join in on the fun of a stress free doodle zone.

If you are someone who says, "I can't draw," don't worry. Skill is not a factor in this challenge. This is about letting your creativity shine. I post a prompt each day which you can use or not when you take 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes out of your day to grab something to draw with and go for it. I've seen posts on envelopes, paper plates, napkins, the inside of a gum wrapper. Doodle on anything, with any tool - pencil, pen, crayon, marker, chalk, maple syrup. Don't over think the doodles. The idea is to just let it flow out of you - let your arm slide across the paper. There are no grades and nobody is judging what you post. You have nothing to lose.

You can catch up on past posts 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
Day 16 - Space
Day 17 - Fruit
Day 18 - Swirls

Today's doodle prompt is TRIANGLE.

Doodle something using a triangle, inside a triangle, outside a triangle, create a Zentangle of triangles or in a triangle, create whatever you see is triangular or something that isn't normally a triangle.

Please don't use any rulers or straight edges to create your triangle shape, a little wiggle in the line gives it character.

Normally, I post a bunch of photo reference to help give you ideas but for this one, I don't want to plant anything in your head. Picture a triangle and then go with it. It can be as simple or complex as you want.

Have fun!

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