Inspiration From my Fellow Bloggers

Ever sinceĀ I have started updating my blog regularly, I’ve become a little more immersed into the blog-o-sphere. This includes checking out stuff from around the web, and always being surprised when my blog is followed by a stranger (Thanks by the way, strangers!). On one of the first blogs I encountered, when browsed her work, mostly projects made of felt, I came across these beautiful and colorful felt flowers. (Check it out, seriously) I immediately knew I needed to do a doodle using these little gems as inspiration.

One thing I have especially enjoyed about searching for blogs for inspiration is seeing all of the talent and creativity displayed on the interwebs. There are all sorts of craftswomen especially, who are continuing in the proud tradition of generations of women who have gone before to make beautiful hand-made objects and art. Of course, there are some dudes too, and their work has just as much heart and soul, but in a less girly way šŸ˜› .

Without further ado, here is one of my felt-flower doodles!

I told the original maker of these little flowers that they looked like jewels. I tried to duplicate that.

I told the original maker of these little flowers that they looked like jewels. I tried to duplicate that.

Of course, I also have some cute kitten pictures to share, I wish I could keep all of the kittens, and that they would stay kittens. I’ll have to do with my grown kitties instead and little foster fur babies.

Why would you wake us up?! You fool!

Why would you wake us up?! You fool!

Just guarding the front room from suspicious characters. And string.

Just guarding the front room from suspicious characters. And string.

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Liebster Award Nomination

Manyliebsteraward-golnaran thanks to Golnaran Art for nominating Ducky Doodles for a Leibster Award! This award is targeted to new and upcoming blogs with fewer than 200 followers. It helps get the word out about some of the cool people out there on the web.

Rules

The rules for the award are as follows:

  1. Link & thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer the questions your nominator gives you
  3. Tag other bloggers who have 200 or less followers
  4. Ask the bloggers you nominated questions and let them know you nominated them!

Questions

The questions Golnaran Art asked me were:

1. Skill or creativity? This is pretty complex for me, since I would say learn skills first, then begin working on creativity. This is not to say the two are mutually exclusive, but it is so much easier to get the end result you want in art when you already have the skills you need to get the work done. That being said, something truly creative trumps even the most skillfully executed work.

2. Reality or imagination? I would have to go with reality on this one, but just because it is so much easier for me to draw something real that I see in front of me than to imagine something no one has ever seen. I am so jealous of people who have strong imaginations, who can create anything and everything.

3. What are your recommendations for me (Golnaran)? I would say to keep experimenting and pushing the boundaries . Once you get good at one medium, try something you have never done before, even if it doesn’t turn out very beautifully.

Drum-roll for Nominations…

I would like to nominate/get the word out about the following blogs I follow:

vonholdt

A Nobody’s World

Pinoy Accent

Trini Chic Motion

Living Soli Deo Gloria

The Write Fuel

Grab A Coffee

My questions for you guys are:

  1. What is your favorite color? Be specific and give a reason pretty please.
  2. What do you wish you could do but are hesitant to try?
  3. What is the best gift you have ever received?
  4. If you could own any car in the world without paying for taxes/upkeep/gas, what would it be?
  5. What does creativity bring into your life?

Please check out these blogs if you have a minute and seeĀ their awesome work.

~Ducky