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365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 81

Zentangle Zendoodle Delights

I love this doodle-y art form, despite all the controversy surrounding it. I have made tons of pages and content relating to them, but lately have been too busy to actually enjoy creating Zentangles for their own sake. What do you need to make them? Paper, pen, pencil and an eraser. What could be simpler. If you’d like to try for yourself, click the image.






365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 79

Doodle Painting

After a long, long hiatus, I am back and ready to restart my 365 project.

I am really enjoying making these doodle paintings. I love the fact that the painting process is quick and easy but that I can spend hours (or not) playing with the doodling. There will be more of these, I’m sure.













Materials used: watercolor paint, watercolor paper or pad, black fine liner pen, whit gel pen. Click on the image or see “How to Paint a Doodle” for a step-by-step.


365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 78

Inspired by Zenspirations

A slightly different take on Zentangle is Joanne Fink’s gentle ‘Zenspirations‘. She uses simple patterns to create monograms, alphabets, borders and pretty doodles.  This page was created by spraying acrylic ink over stencils, then adding washes of watercolor. Once dry, I added lettering, dots, doodles and ‘dangles’.


365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 66

Play, Imagine, Create

Today’s page is doodle and patterned lettering, watercolors, markers, journaling with a white Uniball Signo pen and more doodling. I seem to have developed some kind of marker obsession. Never bothered with them much before but now am drooling over Copics and Tombows and whining about my meagre collection of Promarkers. eBay has become my second home and my bank account balance is suffering. Someone help me, please!



365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 56

Imagination is the Key to Creativity

It’s all very well imagining it, but you still gotta do it.

Had so much fun doing yesterday’s page that I had to do another just like it!

Started by spraying inks over stencils. Then stamped with my new favorite thing, home-made styrofoam stamps. After that I doodled some flowers with marker pens and painted them with acrylic paint.  Back to the markers and outlined the petals with black.  Doodled some wavy lines and added the text.

The quote goes, “Imagination is the key to creativity. Take all the possibilities you’ve ever noticed and weave them together.” Abe-Hicks.


365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 55

Flower Doodles

Had to do something with that stencil-ink-spray background I did the other day so turned the blue stamped circles into flowers. Very roughly painted and outlined with black marker. Added some nonsense text and tally-ho! I do like a quick one sometimes! I’ve just signed up for an online course in lettering, so look out for improvements in that department soon.


365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 37 & 38


Sandy Steen-Bartholomew mentioned in a recent blogpost that she’s become enamored by Zenspirations by Joanne Fink. I’ve seen this little book on Amazon and I think it’s going to find its way onto my already cluttered desk. At first glance it seems a little simplistic, but sometimes simple is very good.

On the previously painted background I just took a marker and Zendoodled.

















Today’s page was created with an acrylic background, collage (fabric paper again), and doodles. I added charcoal for shading and drew over the bird that was already printed on the page. There’s room for more here.

365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 29 & 30

Art Journal Page & a ZIA

Didn’t get to post yesterday as we were out for the afternoon and evening. Went to see a Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Was v. fun. Anyway, I did this Zenangled-inspired piece the day before…












…and then today, I sat in the sunshine nursing a slight hangover and drew a girl-face. Wasn’t quite sure what to do with her and placed it on the table nearby and saw some interesting shadows cast by a lowering sun and my honeysuckle. I left the sketchpad where it was and just outlined a few of the shadows. Turned them into leaves and colored in the negative space with a dark background. All done with Inktense and some other random watercolor pencils.