A Bouquet of Doodles

So, today’s May Flower Challenge activity has been doodling flowers in my art journal. This is in an old Victory annual – I gessoed & watercolour painted the pages ages ago but never got round to using them until now:

flowers spread

flowers spread lhs

flower spread rhs

Originally I thought I would *just* doodle flowers, but a page without any words didn’t seem quite right – so I added a few flower related quotes and lines of poetry – from Georgia O’Keeffe, William Blake, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Christopher Marlowe. My favourite flower, and my favourite poem/quote is this one from Basho:

basho flower

The temple bell stops.
But the sound keeps coming
out of the flowers.

I love that!

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12 thoughts on “A Bouquet of Doodles

  1. I love the flower doodles! It’s so fun to finally use a painted page that was created without a purpose πŸ™‚

  2. Allie says:

    Ooh I love that quote too! Beautiful sketches, Viv!

  3. Julie says:

    Oh, yes – I love that too. That is wonderful page. I think it must be my favorite so far!

  4. Mary says:

    Love doodles….don’t like the word doodles but I use it because everyone knows what it means. This spread is lovely!

  5. I love your flower doodles. I doodle flowers all the time (especially during day job meetings). I’ll pull a few out and post them later this month.

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