Hello! Lovelies! When was the last time you doodled? Do you have some favorite go-to doodles–maybe flowers, butterflies, stars? My typical doodle is a flower enriched with a little Zentangle design (drawing structured patterns). They’re always fun and easy. Today, I wanted to stretch myself a little further though. I’m talking creative fonts, banners, and arrows. Arrows are so trendy right now–I’ve seen arrow tattoos, arrow necklaces, arrow decor. for your house, etc. all over the place. If you walk into Hobby Lobby, arrows are everywhere!
Gee, I can’t even remember the last time I really doodled. Here goes nothing! To get a little extra inspiration, I just googled arrow doodles. Sometimes you need a little extra boost to get you started! I’m really enjoying the process. It’s pretty relaxing and quiet therapeutic. Usually, I rush to write, not worrying about font appearance. It’s pretty easy to doodle in your journal if you are watching tv or relaxing on the couch though. So there is no excuse not to do it, right?
I had a lot of fun with my fonts and doodling a banner for the date. This is my second practice banner because I accidentally wrote April instead of May on the previous page. Plus, my go-to pen (Rolling Ball Precise V5) bleed through the page because of the thick bold lines I made. Eeek. I will just cover the mess up doodle with a magazine image. Oh the things you learn along the way. I’m going to explore doodle banners more in future journal spreads. You know the old saying, “Practice makes perfect!”
Towards the end, after I finished the arrow doodles, I switched to a Pigma Micron pen. I wish I would have started with this pen. Boo! It’s so nice to write with, very smooth–not scratchy and it’s archival ink. This will be my new doodling pen! I’ll leave the Precise V5 for journal writing.
Before I filled the page with writing I found this awesome “I ❤ YOU!” image in my magazine clippings stash. I just had to add it to my page! Hope you feel inspired to doodle! Please, share with me your doodle designs and your favorite doodling supplies!