I beleive art is healing.when I draw I relax. I'm happy when a doodle is finished.Then I start a new one.no frustrations.this active relax recently is my main summer "spare-time"activity.Just pencils and paper.Taken everywhere.

duminică, 30 decembrie 2012

sâmbătă, 29 decembrie 2012

Happy Holidays!

                      Happy Holidays my friends!
while we wait for our third boy to be born in late March and being absent from the heavy housework I just follow my fancy in doing little and relaxing things like making painted softies(palm size).I made a few in these serene Christmas days and now sharing with you.i don't know what will come next i already feel that it would be the time for some paper mache...
 so here my little animals wishing you all the bests in the New Year!

     thank you for being beside me during the year!!!!  hugs-------------------ildi

vineri, 14 decembrie 2012

kid design into softie

diving from drawing to paper mache then stamp carving , now softies.i made about 5 softies in my life so this is quite a new challenge that i really love.
this two little softie dogs were actually made after my sons drawing when he had 6y.i found it in a sketchbook and decided to make it as i can.even if it's not exactly as he designed both my boys were very satisfied with the result.still i want to make a cat or some other funny animal to give it as a gift for Christmas.

the heavy cotton fabric was painted with acrylics as i don't have any other usable type of fabric in the house for softies and it was both machine and hand sewn.

luni, 19 noiembrie 2012


i'm drooling for some time at speedball's carving rubber and carving tools but i thought maybe time will end up my "sufferings" and will find below hands in our town something similar. sadly they never have heard about carving rubber only of it's step sister -the very expensive and not at all "butter" like lino.
still i had the mood for carving so i thought i may try to do the same with some erasers.i pick up three types and i hade another from Turkey.two of them matched i just needed the missing carving tool.you'll laugh but i made a verrrry simple carving tool from tin can.i will show it later no time for pictures today.
i must say we had the greatest time with my three years old and i felt like being one too.i'm sure i'll stamp some more pages even if i will not show the naif result,lol.it is fun very relaxing and i love it!

 now i want to make a soft cat miaooooooooooooo! and maybe will stamp its fabric ;)

joi, 8 noiembrie 2012

Found inches

lost and found summer inches...oh,summer where are you...
and a quick face doodle that was lucky to get little body...


duminică, 4 noiembrie 2012

crazy stain doodles- Show and Tell Saturday#28

 hi.i love to doodle.i love to draw.but my smart hand cannot obtain the desired images from my confuse head.that's why i hang on with my beloved doodles.though i love Mr.T's -over at creativetuesdays themes i can't always accomplish the task.last weeks theme was bottle and i couldn't draw a bottle hehehe as i wanted.so the sketch stays unfinished.now for this week the theme is " news" and i need to draw a fancy mirror,jam again.if i will not be at least a bit contented it will stay again unfinished.meanwhile i'm having great fun with stain(and paint stain) doodles.these series of almost the same eaten and "forgotten"(by my eldest) pear cob stain made my evening even more delicious(we had pizza before).i boosted some of the doodles i loved the effect and i will do some more as soon as i find a stain,lol.

  luckily the paper was folded in four and the furniture did not suffered...this above was the   "mother"stain,enhanced in picassa.

                                       i love this little girls face waiting for ...the bus maybe?

                                              the "neon"process of the neon larva ,just for my fun

have a great stained Sunday!and please visit "artistsinblogland.blogspot.com" for a lot of great artists work!!!

duminică, 7 octombrie 2012

creative tuesday's "break new ground"

i'm facing a problem with my blogger,i can't access my control panel from the front page only if i click edit on a post then close that while the control panel appears and only then i can write.not mentioning the crashes that happens every one minute or even less....thought i changed my password and reinstalled google chrome..i hope it's not a virus problem again on my pc.

now back to the theme-these two weeks theme over at Mr.T's blog was to listen to a song and draw something inspired of it.it's title is "break new ground".i liked the challenge and even if i'm not a fabulous drawer as i mostly doodle i tried my luck on. initially it was another drawing that were completely messed by my little one so i redrew only what i found more convineable-easier to do.

it was fun ...................now go and check others "ground" at: creativetuesdays.blogspot.com
thanks for watching ,ildi

vineri, 28 septembrie 2012

my sons blog :)

hy,i made my biggest's a wordpress blog (wish i could done it in blogger but his profile would have appeared the same with mine and i didn't knew how to handle that-no time for further searchings)so,if you're interested in a 8 years old drawings you're kindly invited to :
ps.he is better then me :)

marți, 25 septembrie 2012

failed challenge

i was looking around for some inspiration and i saw over at Mr.T's that there are two themes that i could and would approach "curls" and "birds of a feather".for the first step having curls in my mind i made quickly the outer lines with  success if i do not report a single straight line out of control.. then i just let my pencil take charge.it even appeared one bird of a feather still there are to many things that are not related to the feathery theme,mushrooms,fish,boots...so i can't link my doodle the bird theme nor to the curls because of those spikes that had to be there while i was doodling,lol......double failure.still i remained with a light(?) doodle that i like.just another weed of my mind :)
 i made a little boost in picassa using the orton-ish function and added a white contour.

                                              ps.i can't find those 8 inches of this fruitful summer ;)
 don't miss to check out others great addition of the curled and birded theme over at Mr.T's blog.

duminică, 23 septembrie 2012

this summer is resuming at...

just a few doodle :).though my pencils and paper were mostly at hand still i was trapped by nature ;)
and yes we had a superb summer.i hope you'd the same!a couple of days before we came home i made a few inches (i hope i can find them somewhere) and this two doodles.i just followed my bliss :) and that's what came out:

see you next time with a few inches :)

duminică, 27 mai 2012

Showcase #15 at doodlersanonymus...

...this time bookmark doodles!
It says that :
"At Doodlers Anonymous we love books. We love the texture, ink, and creases of the printed word — the tactile deliciousness of thumbing, highlighting and devouring pages. We love books that weigh heavy in our hands.

This drawing challenge is a tribute to traditional paper books and the act of reading. The two winners of this challenge (yes, there will be two!) will have their artwork fashioned into DA bookmarks. We challenge you to doodle the front-side of a bookmark, and we'll use the back to promote and credit you."

 I didn't submitted mine yet because i'm not too contented with my doodle,it is not enough colorful  i may give it another try still i show it to you it's been long time since i posted and i got bored seeing the same page.
Unluckily my scanner does not pick up the colors well...not bothering with that much as not many chances to win at least it is a push to do some doodles...and that's good!
If you would give it a go hurry up and submit your bookmark art till 31st May and could be one of the winners!
This came out of the lines:

it' raining..........and will rain the whole week.........ildi

duminică, 1 aprilie 2012

very late Creative Thursday

i didn't managed to post it in time ,it wasn' t ready and now that's finished i don't like it at all.
like the idea but not the way i colored it.it is too much,not transparent and overloaded.plus the scanner did not picked well the colors,maybe later i will change the image but now i hear an open call from the family that sounds like enouuuugh
anyway thanks for watching,maybe next time i will be able to be ready...but i can't promise.

i put both versions,the b-w can be uploaded and colored at your will.than link back to me ,i like to wow at your techniques.:)

bie bie i go now

sâmbătă, 31 martie 2012

liebster blog award

thank you very much to my blogger friend Marcia http://marciabeckett.blogspot.com/ who gave me this award!!!


The Liebster Award takes it's name from the German word
meaning Beloved, Dearest or Favorite.
It is given to bloggers who have a small following - under 200 followers.
As part of the tradition it is passed along to 5 bloggers that have
motivated and inspired.
To accept the award you must:
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them
2. Post the award to your blog
3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers
that you appreciate and value.
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.

I will offer gladly this award to my friends who inspire me with their creations whom i appreciate and love!

1.Pia      awesome illustrations 
2.Simona  -colorful fun doodles
3.Linda   -serene and cute illustration,neat paper works
4.falling ladies- wonderful watercolor paintings and zentangles
5.Fifi    superb,cute zentangle doodles

marți, 13 martie 2012

thumbprint monsters

the thread that leaded me to try out some thumbprint monsters-
 mr. T's thumbprint challenge nr.#53 and Ben Clanton's sketchbook saturday.
i may give it a try again as it was fun!
here my little ones:

 this is my first submission at "Creative Thuesdays" !challenge nr.53

have a delightful Monday.........if that exists.......ildi 

thank you for the inspiration-Linda,Mr.T and Ben !

duminică, 11 martie 2012

doodle gift tag #3

today i was too tired for a passive relax-if you can imagine that- so it became an active one.
this is how this gift tag nr.3 was born.yesterday we celebrated our elder sons birthday with a "latino"party- pinata,salsa,balloons and stuffs so i really needed a brake.Friday we were invited at a party-so i made my first pinata and yesterday i saw my second pinata beaten up to bits,lol.this was quite exciting for the kids as we don't have this habit and it become the highlight of the evenings, unexpected and so much loved by them.
believe me some people were coming out from the shops to see better what's that bold,big and colorful stuff we were proudly taken to the "long"walk.i hope to put some images to my other blog next week but i already cannot find the first pinata's pictures...now i'm showing you today's active relax result.
it is also my entry to "Show and Tell on Saturday #21" at artistsinblogland.com.

            thx for the visit!

miercuri, 29 februarie 2012

doodle gift tag #2

i must run...this week we have a superb concert .we are playing Bernstein,Tchaikovski selections form Swan Lake,Oneghin,Strauss etc so i must be earlier there and being this week the second violins chef i have to do my best.still i'm here lol...here the second gift tag,tomorrow some paint stain figures...

thanks for watching...................ildi

sâmbătă, 25 februarie 2012

upcycled gift tag into doodle gift tag

i think i got bored coiling (this is what i've been doing lately in my spare time) and rolling paper so today i continued my eco-friendly activity by upcycling a cardboard gift tag.it always feels so good when come back to my first love-doodling! ... three steps and ready!...thanks for watching!

                               step 3 was to glue a piece of white paper on the cardboard
                                                       and the finished gift tag :

                                    sealed with mod podge then a mat acrylic spray varnish.
                                           note:-the hanger is also a recyled gift wrap paper 

 this is also my entry to the "Show and tell on Saturday #20" rolling over at artistsinblogland !

                                        the ice is melting..................ildi