Throwback Thursday Doodles

Doodle Lessons: The Scallop

Good Morning, Quilters!

I’m off on a quilting jaunt–to International Quilt Market in St. Louis, Missouri!

I will be signing books, demonstrating machine quilting and recording a short video clip.

In addition, I will be scoping out all the news we can use!  (including the scoop on Titanium needles…)

Now you didn’t think I would leave YOU without homework, did YOU?

I think it would be a great time to do a throwback doodle exercise:  The Scallop

Doodle Lessons:  The Scallop

Doodle Lessons: The Scallop

Hope YOU have a quilting jaunt coming soon!

It’s always inspiring to see what others are creating!

Your intrepid reporter,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Teacup Doodle and Zentangle

Teacup Doodle, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters, Doodlers and Zentaglers!

Last week we learned how to doodle a simple teacup.

Have you tried it?  Simple, right?

Next, we learned how to stitch a Button.
Teacup Doodle, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

Today I have a little challenge for you…

Combine the two…

Doodle a Zentangle Button-Cup!

Teacup Doodle, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

If you REALLY want a challenge…

Stitch it too…!!!???

Have fun doodling (and your doodles will be fun!)

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images, and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Doodle Lesson Three: Slowing Down

Circle DoodlesHello Doodlers!

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!

LESSON THREE

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

Circle DoodlesPEN MATTERS

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.

Circle DoodlesDoodle 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.)

Circle DoodlesGo off the grid and draw a puddle of circles.

Circle DoodlesAdd straight lines between the rows and fill in some of the rows.  See how many different combinations you can create.

Circle DoodlesWARNING: 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.

Doodling O-O-odles,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, Pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!