Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Busy Mind

Another full page of crazy designs. This piece kind of reminds me of me right now. With AP test coming up, end of year planning to be done, and final projects wrapping up, there is an array of things to be done.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Starry Night

In art class, our assignment was to copy a painting by a famous artist. My first thought was Van Gogh's Starry Night painting. I did not want to copy his exact painting, so I kept looking at other night sky paintings until I found one that I liked. I found the image on the left courtesy google images and changed a few things to make it more my style. My finished painting is on the right.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


I haven't been posting many doodles lately, as I've had some other art projects going as well. Here you can see I made 120 trees out of card stock and Popsicle sticks. The trees are for the benefit auction for my school which will take place later in April. People that come to the auction will be assigned a number and will have a paddle/tree to hold up with their number on it. I decorated the interior of the tree with colored/patterned paper. On the flip side of the trees are the numbers 1-120.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Zentangle Class

Last week on Wednesday afternoon I help teach a zentangle class with my grandmother at her retirement community. The community frequently has instructional classes in the clubhouse for the residents. Five people attended and my grandma and I went over the basics. We showed them the art we've created and we printed out some sample sheets (like the one below) for them to look at and experiment with patterns. It was a lovely two hours of doodling with relaxing music on. By the end of the class we concluded that anyone is capable of drawing with this style of art. It's unique and everyone will have a different finished product. You do not have to be able to draw a straight line! It's simple - just pick a pattern with dots and curved lines instead!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Doodles don't always have to be on paper!

4km long and completed in 1970, the sidewalk along the beach in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is a good example of design being used in communities to make everyday locations even more enjoyable. Roberto Burle Marx was the artist behind this project. This was not his original idea, but was inspired by Portuguese pavement, where pieces of rock were arranged into geometric designs.