I love this Creative habit of mine

Just because it’s black in the dark, doesn’t mean there’s no color…

My most consistent habit right now is to doodle. To bring a black pen to paper and draw something that is already in my mind. I have lots of things inside my head, swirling around. It’s always nice to let some of them out.

Diary Doodle: Big Fat Flower
I am humble that this is one of my abilities. What would I be without it – my creativity?

I mentioned in my post about my recent mixed-media collages that I struggle with “coming back” to creativity, after being away for a while. With doodles I don’t struggle much. It’s just there, present and constant. Sometimes latent, yes, waiting. But available just one ink filled pen away.

Doodeling is the companion whose company I thoroughly enjoy…

iHanna's Flower Mandala Doodle

These doodles where made in my Leuchtturm notebook. Mostly with my fountain pen, the Lamy Safari, filled with black ink.

What is your most consistent creative habit?

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7 Responses to I love this Creative habit of mine

  1. Dawn says:

    I love to doodle in black, too. Often I will finish a page and wonder, “should I add color to it?” but I don’t. Sometimes I scan them and then color them, but I really just like them in all their graphic and simplistic glory.

  2. Susann says:

    I have avoided my art this past month and this post encourages me to just go in and doodle and write. I can do that. Thanks for the push to work on my creativity .

  3. Arielle says:

    My most consistent creative habit is photography and writing. I make at least one postcard every week to send to my grandfather – most of the time I make it from a photo I took that week and include a story about the photo. Otherwise, I’m definitely a dabbler, and an inconsistent one at that. :)

    I love your flower doodles, Hanna! They make me smile! And they remind me of a pillow I saw online (I think it was a discontinued Anthropologie pillow that made its rounds through the online crafting community and sparked several different tutorials) that uses that same type of rounded flower doodle and scraps of brightly colored fabrics as the petals. Maybe someday I’ll create my own flower doodle pillow out of my scrap stash. Until then, I’ll enjoy gazing at your gorgeous flower doodles!

  4. Doodling is a wonderful and relaxing way to express yourself…
    your pages are super!!!
    Thank you for your visit and nice comment at my Magpie’s Nest.
    Gesso is an art supply I could not live without ;-)

  5. Kaz says:

    hi Hanna! Love your doodles! I’ve been eyeing the Leuchtturm Notebook for a while now. I’m a bit of a Moleskine fan you see, but I’ve noticed from your pics there is no bleedthrough at all and that’s impressive! The Moleskine plain notebooks have very thin pages and (I find) are limited to pencil and biro. Leuchtrurm also have a sketchbook out now which takes some wet media.

  6. Robin says:

    Right now, my creative habit is keeping a weekly journal where I try to collect those things that stand out in my week in positive ways. Doodling is one that I want to get back into.

  7. Ali Ridgway says:

    Every evening when I settle down to watch TV with my daughter, I pick up my art journal and a fine black permanent marker and I outline things in my journal. It has become a habit now. I outline stencil work, lettering, eyes, Gelli plate shapes, it makes things pop out of the page and relaxes my tired brain before bedtime.

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