On Doodling…

I really never have been much of a doodler. Seriously, in all the years in art school I never once kept a sketchbook; I wrote about ideas rather than drew them. But this whole Muscular Dystrophy thing has made me into one. When you are stuck in bed semi-mobile you need to do something to keep yourself from going crazy. As of late I’ve taken to doodling, playing with little designs that are unlikely to ever make their way to fabric. The designs that do make it to fabric are born of conceptual development and backstories; these are more the equivalent of scribbling on a cocktail napkin while waiting for someone to show up. In this case I just happen to be waiting for my body to return to my control…

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Oh, and something that I’ve learned about myself: I do my preliminary designs entirely in greyscale, but I doodle in blue. Who’d’ve thought it???

-t

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5 Responses to On Doodling…

  1. 1
    Leanne says:

    You seem to me to be doodling quilt patterns, not fabrics, just saying. I especially want to make the fourth one.

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    Jane says:

    Every one of those prints I could see in a quilt. Well done

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    Tamie says:

    I love your doodles – and I would love to see some of these in fabricsf! Prayers for healing in the meantime.

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    Tori says:

    I love all of these! These would make a beautiful quilt. They would be great as home dec fabrics as well. Lots of possibilities!

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    Cher says:

    always a delight to check in and read your latest posts…a quilt along sounds fun…what is not to like playing with kona cotton colors? now trying to find a shop that sells that fq collection I want to buy..not so much..I am in love with their 22 piece flying people eater color story collection…though I love the blue one you mentioned as well. I am not much of a doodler…just have visions in my mind’s eye to inspire my quilting.

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