Sunshine, Music and Doodles

First of all, I am pleased to report that the sun did manage to shine (albeit through the clouds) on the Summer Solstice. And here’s the evidence:

mama watches sunset

I have continued with the ICAD Challenge, though I have not felt particularly inspired at times, and have often resorted to random doodliness. Often I just put on some music, crack out the pens and see what happens. This is what happened when I listened to Jon Hopkins rather immense track, “Open Eye Signal“:

icad # 24

And here’s some other of my random doodles on index cards:

icad # 23icad # 22icad #25

The boys have continued with the challenge, too. Gman has been posting updates on his blog – go take a look!

Waif has been inventing creatures, like this 8 legged swan called Sawchar:

icad # 24

In other news, I have made a start on a new doll. I have embroidered her body, but the next step is to embroider her facial features, and that always scares me a bit so I am procrastinating πŸ™‚

doll in progress

I have also started pulling some fabrics together to get started on a new quilt. Can you guess what colour it will be?!

yellow fabric

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16 thoughts on “Sunshine, Music and Doodles

  1. KBT says:

    That’s great! What are you doing with the cards as you finish them? An art journal?

  2. annjrippin says:

    I love yellow – I know people look a bit askance at it, but I think it is full of life.

  3. Julie says:

    I love, love those gold fabrics. Can’t wait to see what they turn into!

  4. Fantastic sunshiny colours! Doodling is good – I always feel it helps overcome creative blocks because you’re still doing something.

  5. I loved the squares and rectangles. These may be doodles I could actually do.

    And I bet your new quilt will be predominately yellow (just guessing, though [grin]).

  6. Andria says:

    I think “random doodliness” is the name of the game! Great cards, and it’s awesome that your kids are doing it again along with you. I’ve missed you, Viv! I’ve been terrible with blog visits lately, which means I miss my bloggy friends but feel good about alternative ways I’ve used my time. It’s a tough pull in both directions!

    • vivjm says:

      Good to hear from you Andria – I have missed you too. I must admit, I’ve scaled down my blog reading and writing activities and sometimes I feel that I am missing bloggy friends, but also enjoying the time it frees up for other activities. It’s a tricky one, isn’t it?

  7. Dianne says:

    that first card really reminds me of a Kandinsky painting…beautiful!

  8. razorcandy says:

    now that it’s truly summer with all the sunshine have been slacking but finally managing to catch up to view your post… all your cards are beautiful, and the fabrics look lovely. look forward to what you make out of them and your next cards. πŸ™‚

  9. Your quilt is going to look divine!! πŸ™‚ Love seeing the cards from you and your boys. Love your patterns and line work.

    I love the imagination that comes up with a swan with 8 legs. Gorgeous!!

  10. Ben Naga says:

    Creativity feeling its way forward like tendrils.

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