You don’t have to be a quilter to be a doodler–but I DO think it’s very helpful to be doodler if you’re a quilter!
Doodling helps you create patterns and develop an eye for balance. It also helps create muscle memory for quilting motifs. Most of all-it’s FUN and ADDICTING…
WARNING-make sure all your tax and bank documents are well secured. Once you get doodling–nothing is safe!
For the last two weeks we have worked on finding a few pens and papers and getting used to the act of doodling. We doodled Messy Spirals and Messy Lines and we didn’t worry about how they looked. We worked fast to keep our left brain from interfering.
Today we are going to s-l-o-o-w down and work on control. I call this lesson:
Circle Slow Down
I found a new pen I like a lot–The Faber Castell PITT artist pen size small. I have also been using a Flair pen a lot lately. The Pen matters–make sure it feels right in your hand and flows well on the paper–not too fast and not too slow.
You can do this exercise on lined paper or unlined paper.
CIRCLE SLOW DOWN
Draw a row of circles starting with a small circle and then get larger.
Draw another row starting large and graduating to small.
Doodle two more rows of circles and fill them in with concentric circles.
(Try to control the pen so the ends of the circles meet neatly–see the last circle above–not neat.)
Go off the grid and draw a puddle of circles.
Add straight lines between the rows and fill in some of the rows. See how many different combinations you can create.
WARNING: This is more addictive than Pinterest!
Your circles will look like hand drawn circles–some slightly egg-y and some…
If we wanted perfect circles, we would have used a computer program!
Remember, you can always go back to Messy Circles and Messy Lines.
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