View Full Version : My doodlings....

01-27-11, 12:30 AM
Like bringing crayons and a coloring book for a toddler while waiting at a restaurant, I have learned what works for me to not lose my mind while TRYING to relax and watch tv, or when I have to take my kids to the beach, pool, sports, etc.

I tried knitting....ummm, well that hasn't gone so well. Crocheting, ahhh, its a little better although I can't read the patterns (its too mathematical to me).

So I color or doodle.
(sorry, the quality of the pictures are crappy and have some weird fuzziness on part of them).

01-27-11, 12:32 AM
(that one has a really weird haze on it....I'll have to take new pictures)

01-27-11, 03:16 PM
These are really pretty, thanks for sharing. Hope you have some more to post...

01-27-11, 03:45 PM
I love them! You're a great artist. :)

01-27-11, 04:08 PM
Thanks. :)
It's not really art, it's just scribbling and coloring. I'll put some of my other art/crafting pics up in my album later.

But I figured I'd share more that it's something that helps me when I need to sit and be quiet in case anyone needed some ideas on how to get through meetings, sitting on a beach with nothing to do,

01-27-11, 06:12 PM
Sweet doodles. :D

01-28-11, 04:05 PM
They're great,ever thought of becoming a tatooist you sure have the talent for it!:)

mADD mike
01-29-11, 09:21 AM
Very cool. My wife loves to print out and color in mandalas. Nice to see someone else enjoying them.

01-29-11, 11:29 AM
They're great,ever thought of becoming a tatooist you sure have the talent for it!:) My drawing doesn't go beyond those crazy little markings in those hearts. I can barely draw a stick figure. I'm artsy/craftsy in a lot of other ways, but not drawing.

I have quite a few tattoos and I have attempted to draw out my ideas. A 3 year old could do it better than me. :p
I just have to show a bunch of different pictures I find to pull together my ideas.

01-29-11, 11:35 AM
Very cool. My wife loves to print out and color in mandalas. Nice to see someone else enjoying them.

I originally got into them when I was looking for tattoo ideas, and found out about how they are calming and relaxing to do. They became the perfect thing to do during the summer when taking the kids to the beach or pool since I'd be alone and can't sit still for very long without something to do.
This way my kids could have more than a hour to play.

I really would LOVE to do a mandala tile table or stained glass type project. Something with a little more permanence than paper.

mADD mike
01-29-11, 01:09 PM
I bought my wife some of the coloring books from Mindware, like:

Check out their coloring books, as they have many different types. Give my wife some good markers, and some of those books, and she loves it. She really likes mosaics, and I bought her a little mosaic tile kit to make some sort of decoration with, and she had fun with that too. If she had time, and we could afford to do so, she'd probably re-tile our entire bathroom with tiny mosaic tiles.

01-29-11, 01:22 PM
Cool. I'm looking to see if they have a Mandala book....did you get her one from them?

I have this book/kit:

But I usually Google mandala color pages and find some good ones.
I find colored pencils work better with trying to achieve shading. I bought some good quality pencils but am wanting to try some top line (Prismacolor) to see if they are any better with mixing and making shades. They're just so expensive (well, for colored pencils for a hobby).

We move this summer and my goal is next duty station (my DH is military) is to find a old round top table to tile in a mandala mosaic.

Something like this but on a smaller scale:

BTW if you keep a eye on Craigslist or Freecycle you can maybe come across old tiles for cheap or free for her to work with. Or even going to a tile company and seeing what they are getting rid of cheap.

mADD mike
01-29-11, 01:34 PM
She usually just google's to find mandalas to color. There are some good sites out there, but I can't remember what they are and they are bookmarked on a different computer.

I don't think there was a mandala specific book on Mindware, but it has been a while since I looked.

That table in the link is awesome. Wow, she'd love to do something like that. Heck, I might even like to do something like that, and I'm not crafty in any way. Good tip on the craigslist search. You can find just about anything there, and I never thought to look there.

I did find and buy some big posters that she and I can color together. I have a hard time getting involved, because it is more something that I want to do for her than for myself, as coloring isn't really my thing. But they are pretty cool, big posters made of a semi-transparent material. I think they are meant to hang in a window or something for the sun to shine through. I wish I could remember the name of them, but I've been a little under the weather, not sleeping well, and it seems to have killed my normally hyperactive brain. My mind is fairly numb.

01-29-11, 01:41 PM
Sorry your feeling icky :/ hope it doesn't last. Seems the flu is going around again

I know what your talking about - I have seen them on a smaller scale in a book size.

Yeah, I don't think I'd want my hubby to get I'll color while he's watching tv, this way we're both in the same room.

Oh, and if you think your wife might like to do the "doodles" - she can look up Zendoodles or Zentangles to get ideas.

mADD mike
01-29-11, 01:53 PM
Wow, a whole new world of doodling was found simply by looking up zendoodles. Cool, I'll tell my wife to check out this thread. She's a member here too (LostInTheStars), just doesn't post a lot.

Oh, and yeah, there's all kinds of nagging illnesses going around. We clean houses for a living, and we end up being around all kinds of sick people. At least we didn't get the stomach bug that a lot of people have had. I'll take a basic cold type ickiness over that any time of the week.

05-25-11, 10:29 PM
LOVE the mandalas!!!

05-26-11, 03:32 AM
Thanks. :)
It's not really art, it's just scribbling and coloring..
I call that art. Why wouldn't you call it art?

I'm artsy/craftsy in a lot of other ways, but not drawing.
You could have fooled me... It's got colours, it's got symmetry, interesting shapes and flows. Not everybody can get it down on paper like you did!

06-03-11, 12:55 PM
does looking at something and drawing a near perfect (occasionnal better than perfect) copy of it count as talent?

06-06-11, 02:51 AM
Fantastic work! I like the colors, and very beautiful designs. They're simple but awesome! Keep on posting! Thanks for sharing!