Totally in love with these prints by artist, Erin Robinson, from her shop Brooklyn Dolly.
In honor of National Coloring Book Day happening this Sunday (August 2nd) and in preparation for the I Love My Hair coloring book (out in November!), I'm offering a free coloring illustration for you to download. You can download this patterned heart here.
While you're relaxing and coloring this weekend, take a listen at Lianne La Havas' new album Blood, released today. I'm a huge fan and so excited for this new release. I can't wait to check her out during her U.S. tour. (Isn't this album cover beautiful?!)
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Last week I added a new print to the Etsy shop. She is called "A Manifesting Queen" which is a digital reproduction of an original collage drawing. The image is a visual reminder that we have the power to manifest our dreams.
This is an archival quality print on 100% pure cotton Reich Savoy paper, which is acid free, recyclable and biodegradable.
Wow, here we are at Day 21 already!! This has been such an amazing experience. I really didn't know what to expect, but with everyday I grew more and more excited to see what you all had to share. With that I'd like to end this challenge with doodles expressing my gratitude — including how grateful I am for your participation. Thank you for sharing with me, and sharing this challenge with your friends. The Doodle Challenge grew super fast because of your enthusiasm. We managed to create a little over 1,000 doodles in our doodle stream on Instagram. And that doesn't include all the amazing doodles that were shared secretly.
This project has inspired me to continue exploring our doodling together in a different way. I am working on something that I can't wait to share with you. So please stay tuned!
Also, I would like to know what you would like to do with your doodles now that you have so many little illustratons and preliminary designs to work with. Email me, comment below or post a comment on IG.
In the meantime let's get to our final doodle together. Thanks again and I really hope you'll keep doodling on your own — or start your own doodle challenge.
Today's prompt comes from a special group of young people in Louisiana. They are part of an art club (they call themselves the Art Geeks) and their teacher, Ms. Kee, introduced them to the doodle challenge as a daily warm-up. I was so impressed with their participation that I asked them to give us a fun idea for doodles. So here it is: create a creature by combining 3 animals and an insect.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day let's doodle elements related to Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement. Dates, facts, people, places, etc. that speak to his legacy and how it impacted us all.
Let's also be inspired by his determination, his vision and dream and doodle things we dream for ourselves, our families, community, and the world. It can be as simple as cooking a healthy meal or as big as traveling the world to teach children how to read.
What would you fight for? What do you believe in? What would you like to see change? With all that's going on in the world I'm sure you feel passionate about something. So, in today's doodle explore images and words that support a cause or causes you believe in like rights in gender, voting, animal, environmental, civil issues or anything you want to share. Let these doodles be your voice.
Do you know what code-switching is? According to the Google dictionary code-switching is defined as, "the practice of alternating between two or more languages or varieties of language in conversation." This is something we all do. From professional environments to home, hanging with friends to chatting with your grandmother, we all use different languages to communicate our thoughts or emotions. This is especially true if you or your family immigrated to another country or if you are a minority in a community. There are words that sometimes overlap, or don't. There are terms that we can only share with certain groups who understand. Slang is an example of this, too.
Today we will doodle at least 10 code-switching terms or phrases that we use within our different groups. Feel free to incorporate words in different languages, and images to help define the terms. I'd love to get a sense of who and where you are, so please share the region/country/culture/group of origin if possible.
Don't forget to share on social media somewhere (if you feel comfortable). Our group of doodlers is growing everyday. We're up to about 800 #wedoodle posts on Instagram.
Interested in learning more about code-switching and how it relates to race, culture, and ethnicity? Check out this NPR site dedicated to this idea.
Here we are at day 10 of the Doodle Challenge. Let's do doodle at least 10 things related to outer-space. Words or images of planets, aliens, astronauts, stars, comets, etc. Don't forget you can always use Google Images or any other visual resources for references, just in case you forgot how something looks. Or you can always use your imagination. Have fun!