Friday, July 22, 2011
Index Card A Day No.23
Combining two challenges here!! ICAD and celebrating the start of an online course on doodling run by Dawn Sokol of d'Blogola. I'm enjoying doodling lettering at the moment (can you tell?). Probably because I've always loved hand drawn letters, and I especially love the use of lettering in textile art - which is something I want to develop as I've never had much of a go at it before. My objective with this course is to get more confident with different styles of doodling, develop a standard set of patterns that I can call on to fill in doodles, and to translate doodling from drawing to sewing in some way. I have some ideas on how to do this with applique and scribble stitching... it's more of a case that practice makes one more confident - note I didn't say perfect!!! That's not what I'm after.. I'm looking to find a creative style that works for me, that I can develop and make my own. I don't feel I have that yet. I am still at the stage of needing to look to other artists and doodlers for inspiration and prompts. This will take more time than the space of one online course, but it's a starting point.
And if you're interested in joining the doodling camp then hop on over to the DoodleCamp signup page. It costs $55 (USD) to join, which I think is excellent value for all the course information, videos, givaways and so on. Here is a quote from the signup page which says it all:
"Well, I can’t teach you HOW to doodle because everyone already knows how to do that. Doodling is a form of art but it’s also form of meditation, brainstorming, experimentation, and documentation. I want to help you get your doodle juices flowing. I will post daily doodling prompts (M-F) to the private class blog. There will also be videos on a few different art techniques you can incorporate into your doodling. I will show you how to make a tape-bound journal for the class. We’ll discuss friendship bracelets, friendship sticks, and maybe even cootie catchers! I’ll post sneak peeks at the interior of my upcoming book, Doodle Sketchbook: Art Journaling for Boys (which ISN’T just for boys!). Every student will be entered into a drawing for signed copies of Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls and Doodle Sketchbook, Radiant Rains, and pens supplied by Sakura of America. I will also conduct a discussion about marking tools to give you insight into the types of pens I use." D.Sokol