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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Doodle Doodle Do

Hello, My Friends!

I wanted to pop in and share some doodles with you from my assignment for the next 21 Secrets Workshop I'm taking.  It's called "Draw Happy" by Jane Davenport.  She is incredibly talented.  I think you'd be doing your eyes a favor by checking out her work :)

Anyhoo, the very first thing she showed us was her little formula for the way she doodles faces.  After watching the video, I immediately grabbed the closest piece of paper I could find...and drew this...
The face is based on her method...the rest is mine...
She asks us to embrace the mess, not be afraid of mistakes....and just keep drawing....
Because the Muse, she claims, only finds us while in the midst of creating!

I love that :D

So, I found a piece of bristol paper (since I don't own a journal...haha!) and decided I'd try a few more faces and see what else decided to show up...
Well, I didn't have trouble filling the page...haha! 

I forgot how freeing it can be to just sit and draw for drawing's sake....like when you were a child.  You weren't thinking about selling stuff or what others might think of it...you did it just for you!

It was interesting, though....I thought it was all random at first....and then realized that what was coming out was a bit deeper...

You see, today is my birthday.  I've been wrestling with nagging thoughts about my future...

Aging... I'm quite certain I'll be dressing up in silly costumes til I'm 90...though I might not fit into the same ones :D
My purpose....will it ever be fully realized?

The feeling of losing my vitality... (What happened to the Sex Kitten and....Oh no, who let all the sparkles out of the box so soon?!)

Saying goodbye to my Youth, when being dark and brooding was cool....
...And just feeling kinda blah, in general....I usually LOVE my birthday....look forward to it!

This was the first time ever, that while walking downstairs, thinking about what I was going to pack for Maggie's lunch...I saw a note from my Husband wishing me a Happy Day... that I remembered it was my birthday!! 
Yep, I knew it was coming, but it didn't even cross my mind....then again, I knew today was Trash Day, too...and I totally forgot to put that out, too...haha!

My Hubby wanted to take me out for a nice dinner, I asked to go to Del Taco instead and use the rest of the money to get art supplies...heehee!  It really is the gift that keeps on giving :)

Thanks for taking a peek!
I'll be back with more soon...

Luv ya' and...thanks for the kind ear,
Cam


25 comments:

Diane said...

Well Happy Birthday Cameron!!--enjoy it and enjoy the natural gift that you have!!--keep creating!

Hybrid J said...

First off a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you my dear friend!

And your "doodles" are so true to your woman spirit that all the questions you asked yourself are all the questions each of us ask ourselves.

And know this - the answers are in your drawings/paintings! :)

Joyce van der Lely said...

Happy Birthday Cameron !!!!! ♥♥♥♥
Hope you still had a great day, you will certainly enjoy new art supplies, I always do too.
B.t.w. I love your doodles-a-la-Jane !
xoxoxo
J

Micki Wilde said...

first things first, happy belated birthday sweetie!!

Your drawings are awesome, you certainly have a great talent.
I'm not a good drawer at all, infact I don't like sketching, but I do love to paint ;)

Have fun with your new art supplies

Micki x

NatashaMay said...

Happy birthday, Cameron! :) These doodles look great. I can see you had fun making them.

Allison said...

First off, I'm a day late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I love the doodles, you always amaze me with your drawings!!!

Misty Boston said...

Oh I love this!!!!!
Its parallel to exactly the way I'm feeling right now!!!!! I've been making art mistakes like crazy, I'm self taught and my birthday is next Friday. Your post made me giggle with excitement and enthusiasm to grow old with you.

Happy Birthday to you!

priti.lisa said...

Thank you for sharing all your little faces...they are all so good! I love seeing them altogether on one sheet of paper.
Happy Birthday (late)
XoX

Yvonne said...

Well, happy birthday to you Cameron. This is a wonderful post, wonderful pictures. I'm like you , I'd rather get art supplies anytime. LOL

WrightStuff said...

Happy Birthday! I love both how you forgot and wanted to spend your cash on art supplies! My kind of gal!

Carmen said...

Happy belated birthday. Get thee to that art store and get a journal missus, with pages like this in it, it would be amazing!

You've basically described me lately and all the thoughts that have been tumbling through my head - funny isn't it. Oh yeah - and I'd rather buy art tuff that go to fancy places to eat or buy expensive clothes *g*

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Cam (long and drawn out here)...happy birthday to you. So sorry - I hadn't a clue. I love your face doodles - they are all so great. I've seen SO much inspiring work from 21 Secrets. I MUST participate. I love that you chose a cheap dinner - so that you could get art supplies. First things first, you know? Enjoy your special day!!! Theresa xoxo

Louise said...

Happy Birthday Cameron! I just had a big one a couple of weeks ago and can't quite get used to the new number.
Great faces that you did with Jane - and a page to hold on to as it unexpectedly explored this issue for you. great mermaid.

Mary ♥ Mur said...

♥I love your blog so much.)) ♥

miruspeg said...

Cameron I love how are always discovering new things to explore. You have a delightful inner child who will always be there for you even when you are 90 years old.

I love birthdays, I love how all my friends and family spoil me and write how much they love me.

I feel you will never lose your vitality and you will always shine.

Lots of love and hugs.
Peggy xxxxx

Kathy said...

Your drawing is incredible. I can tell you are having such a good time with this online class. It really shows.

Happy birthday my California friend!!

Kathy

Treehugger_31 said...

Happy Belated!!!

JessiVille said...

Hi Cam! Happy belated birthday. Hope you found some cool art supplies! I can totally identify with your art sketchs and I have been asking myself some of the same questions. Really enjoyed your art and this post!

SaraLynn said...

I lvoe these drawings, especially that first mermaid! I agree, we should embrace the "mess"! These free lines always end up being far more expressive, in my opinion.

Fair Rosamund said...

Happy Happy belated birthday Cameron! I hope you enjoyed your day. I love your drawings, they are so lovely and complex! Hope you are doing well :) ~Lauren

Abi said...

Happy belated birthday! the sketches are great and fascinating - want to learn the technique - and the snippet about the muse - excellent.

Oh and yes! LIV doll indeed - Hyden infact :O) LOL

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Birthday, Cameron!!! By the way, I love Del Taco--we don't have them here and I miss them!

These are amazing drawings and I want to say that I hope the new year ahead will be filled with inspiration and JOY!

Sending all best birthday wishes and hugs,
Cindy
XO

Lori's Glassworks said...

I love this post!
It speaks to the way I'm feeling this week. I've been too rigid with my recent jewelry designs; focusing on sales & numbers, not on my goals. Your post woke me up! Life is short and I need focus on what's important to me. I will never reach my goal if I don't follow my dreams. Cheers!

Happy Birthday to you!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Cameron,
Yes! The turtle sang about soup! You are right! I hope you're having a beautiful day!!!
XO
Cindy

Raven Moon Magic said...

sorry it has taken me soooo long to get here, thunder storms have wrecked all our phone lines and internet, Im suffocating. But you Miss Cameron, I can see that you are soaring, this doodling looks so alive and full of the life that is inside of you, keep going I want to see more. And happy birthday to you, we all encounter a few shitters along the way, this year is the first year in a long line for me when I didnt cry on my birthday, whats that about I dont know, its not aging, its just sadness.

Im off to check out the new secrets

xxx
sheree

your parcel is sent so Im estimating some time in November! hahaha

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