Sunday, January 14, 2007

A page of doodles

Last fall I was inspired when my friend Jennifer Menken filled a large sheet of drawing paper with a complex doodle, then cut it up and made mini art books from it, which she was selling at the Book Arts Festival. So now I have filled a letter-sized sheet of cardstock with a doodle and cut it into ATCs. I allowed myself some leeway to select the best cuts and so made 8 ATCs, whereas a sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock can yield 10 of them (ATCs, artists trading cards, are 3.5 x 2.5 inches, same as standard trading cards).

So, here is my full-page doodle. I carried it around in my tote bag for several days and worked on it a little at a time, usually at coffee shops and such, or when I had to sit and wait for any reason. I really enjoyed doing it.


  1. I am not gonna agree this is doodles. This is nothing less than a wonderful work of art. I drew your name to send you an ATC on Swap-bot today. The Marker Pen Swap. I'm feeling a bit intimidated. Hope you like what I send. Yikes (Maryellen on Swapbot)


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