Witty quote

"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." (Winston Churchill)....Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. (Richard Wright)....Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet (Stephen Hawking)

Saturday, 1 February 2014


I've posted a couple of drawings here usng the aquafleur pattern. After watching Helen Williams's tutoring video I decided to practise some more and am well on the way to completing another A3 doodle on the topic. Aquafleur is versatile. Helen uses a different technique from Maria Thomas's. Both work! I've been trying a slightly different method that works for me. Here's Helen's video (This is a replacement. I'm not sure why the other video was removed from YouTube - I did download the later version. I also told Helen that it would appear here!)

While watching Helen's video on YouTube direct, my eye caught another video on the same topic,
this time by Ellen Wolters. The method is similar.

 I would have liked to post the original designer's video, too, but I could not find one!

There is a similarity to the techniques involved in drawing celtic knots, ribbons, leaves etc.

It is possible to download YouTube videos and store them. I think this technique is probably more reliable. I may have used it above by the time you visit this blog!!!

Monday, 27 January 2014

Men in Black + Owls on Walls (dare 89)

This is the unserious version of the template:-) I could see the little men even before I printed it (yes, I invariably use printouts).I really enjoy doing whimsical drawings, but I'm going to try a more dignified version later and will post it here.....

dare 89 - 'men in black'
..... A few hours later, and another unserious zendala. I could not get away from those faces, but this time it's owls.

dare 89 - 'owls on walls'

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Dallying daily at doodling

Yes, this a new blog. Yes, it's replacing doodledares and yes, I hope it will be possible to answer kind, collegial comments on this new playing-field. For some reason, doodledares has been refusing to do this, no matter what I did to the settings. So that blog is about to become obselete. The content is now posted on this blog - except for all earlier posts, which were transferred to dynamicdoodling a while ago! Stay with me. It's all go here!
Choosing a name was difficult. Anything quirky or lively I could think of is already in use. Amazing how many blogs start with or include the word doodle!
Erin's new template is available HERE and I will be posting my first attempt later!