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Friday, May 31, 2013


Welcome to Day 31 of the Doodle Day May challenge! Did you make it? Did you create a doodle every day of the month of May? How many of the doodle prompts did you try? If you didn't use them, were you able to come up with ideas of what to doodle on your own? Great! This group is amazing! The doodles that would appear on the Facebook Group page were soo fun to see. There were so many different approaches to the prompts. Doodlers were using pencil, crayon, marker, colored pencil, watercolor paints, computer programs in 2D and 3D. Soo much fun! If you want to add the badge to your blog, site, or pinterest page, just right click it to save it and post it. Set your badge to re-size to fit and link to my blog and post.

Thank you all for doodling with my daughter and I. The Facebook Group page will stay open so that members can continue to post doodles and share ideas. Post your questions about media, drawing tools, computer programs. Post links to artists you find or How To videos you discover. Post accomplishments related to drawing. Post classes you find or have taken that sound fantastic!

Here are links to all of the blog posts from May 1-31. I will post my summary post on Monday.

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
Day 19 - Triangle
Day 20 - Fish
Day 21 - Shoe
Day 22 - Font
Day 23 - Vegetable
Day 24 - Flame
Day 25 - Square
Day 26 - Leaf
Day 27 - Star
Day 28 - Paisley/Filigree

In honor of this being the last day of May, today's doodle prompt is WAVE.

What does wave mean to you? Is it a wave in the ocean, a stadium wave, waving a lighter at a concert, waving goodbye? Create one doodle of any type of wave. Here are some reference photos for you...

Have fun!

Please leave me a comment if you want the Doodle Day May challenge to become a yearly event. The Facebook Group will stay open and active so continue to post your doodles, art questions, programs, media questions or ideas, links, suggestions, tips, etc...  I plan to host a Character a Day Challenge for a week or possibly two at the end of August or beginning of September and I hope to see you there!


  1. My ipad won't let me edit the post so I was unable to add the link to the prompt blog osts for days 29 and 30. If you need to get back to those, the links can be found on the right sidebar of this blog or in the File at the top of the Facebook Group Page fot Doodle Day May.

  2. I am so glad to know the page will stay open. It has been so much fun, that I was getting sad to see it all end. I ended up about five doodles short for the month, but I am thrilled to have had the experience. Thank you!

  3. Hi Alison,
    Thank you for creating this fun monthly challenge!
    It was a truly a blast! Have a wonderful summer :)


  4. Thanks for all the great inspiration and for leaving the page open. It was REALLY nice of you to spend so much time inspiring us.