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Monday, July 15, 2013

DOODLE DAY JULY - DAY 15


Welcome to Doodle Day July! We are on day 15 - the middle of the month. I hope you are loosening up, enjoying and getting inspired by this carefree doodle challenge. I love seeing everyone's posts on the Facebook Group. I am truly inspired by the creativity in our group. Keep posting your feedback, suggestions, ideas, art tips, online courses, books, tutorials, etc... on that group page.

Here's the wrap up with links. This month, out doodle prompts have been:
1 Doodle the word "DOODLE" (and email a jpg to me for a collaborative shirt/mug/hat design)
2 SKYLINE
3 MANDALA
4 SPARKLE
5 SWING
6 SAD
7 STORM
8 NOTAN
9 DUCKLING
10 PICNIC
11 CRUSTACEAN
12 ROBOT
13 CAR
14 CLOUD

If you joined us late in the game - you are always welcome to go back and enjoy any of these prompts. Click any of the above links to get whisked off to that post. If you still want to create a doodle from Day 1 - Doodle the word "DOODLE" and send me a jpg, I can still include you but time is running out so get me your design and I'll incorporate it with the others.


Today's doodle prompt has been written by Gayle Wing O'Donnell and it makes me want to get up and...

DANCE!
Thank you, Gayle.

“Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music. It is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, or exercise, in a spiritual or performance setting, and is sometimes used to express ideas or tell a story. Dance may also be regarded as a form of nonverbal communication between humans or other animals, as in bee dances and behavior patterns such as mating dances...” and more, but you can look it up in Wikipedia.

 
Close your eyes and imagine you are dancing.

Or remember a wonderful performance you’ve seen.

Or open your eyes and dance like no one’s looking. Music preferred but not required.

 (Don’t close your eyes and dance—unless it’s a slow dance—

 I don’t want any injuries to occur during doodle preparation.)

 
Draw it.

As usual, have fun.

Keep your doodle brief.

Just capture a moment.

 

I won’t give you a lot of dance pictures—just the one below of my favorite dance being performed by two professionals. J

 

 

 
--Bill Watterson                           Calvin and Hobbes
 
 

1 comment:

  1. Love the Calvin and Hobbes, Alison!! They are my favorites - I've got all of their books. It was a sad day when he discontinued the comic strip.

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