Kitten Tangle

Sorry for the delay in new posts. I’ve been having a mixture of being swamped with work and laziness, which never goes well together.

I’ve been working on this doodle for two weeks, and it’s not so much that it has been hard to draw, but I’m trying something new and figuring out how to do it.

This mixture of Zen Tnagle and doodling was completed with two different sizes of teeny tiny pens. The kittens were sketched from a photo I took of them all snuggling.

A tangled web of kittens and patterns

A tangled web of kittens and patterns

Snuggle pile

Snuggle pile

As you can see, I used both pages of the Moleskine, but my photo of the doodle is even worse than usual. I’ll figure it out eventually.

Cats

On another note, we gave away two of the kitten to their forever homes, and kept one for ourselves. More photos of Streaky the Supercat are forthcoming, but for now, check this out:

Nothing better than a cat on a window sill, except for three cats on a window sill!

Nothing better than a cat on a window sill, except for three cats on a window sill!

This would be awesome if the kitten in the middle were streaky, but its not. That ginger cat has entirely too much tail.

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Ducky Doodles Oodles of Poodles and Noodles

I cannot claim to have come up with this concept for amazing doodle on my own; it was a special request from my very own husband, MrE. But I absolutely love it! I don’t particularly love poodles, they are nice and smart and all but a too lanky. I DO love all forms of noodles.

It was nice to do something completely representational, even if the form is abstract. I think the next step is to actually draw my own pets in some future doodles. We shall see…

Only three types of noodles,but each poodles does have a slightly different hairdo.

Only three types of noodles,but each poodles does have a slightly different hairdo.

For even more cuteness, here are kittens. They were hugging a moment before I took the picture, but I was too late.

Please let us sleep in peace!

Please let us sleep in peace!

The Simplicity of Black and White

Working with colors is something that I have historically been hesitant to do because black and white is so much easier. Its been really great to work on my own understanding of color choice and balancing hues for an overall compositional effect. One of my biggest problems in art school was using too many colors that did not share a unifying theme between them. It is almost impossible to get black and white wrong (not that I haven’t done that too). So, just to see how far I’ve progressed since I started doing this doodle project, I decided to make a traditional-style zen-ish doodle.

Tried out some new patterns and of course, added paisley.

Tried out some new patterns and of course, added paisley.

Also, Kittens

Maybe one of these days I’ll take some inspiration from one of the adorable pets in my life. It has sure been fun having the kittens with us so we could marvel at their cuteness!

She's just so adorable. Why can't we keep all the kittens ever?!

She’s just so adorable. Why can’t we keep all the kittens ever?!

Toe Beans. Nuff said.

Toe Beans. Nuff said.

They are getting so big! They barely fit on the window ledge.

They are so big! They barely fit on the window ledge.

 

Inspiration From my Fellow Bloggers

Ever since 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 😛 .

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.