I meant to post this at the start of the year and completely forgot. Below are my goals for this year. Hopefully I can stay motivated this year and do better with my goals.
I’ve decided for 2022 to do a doodle a day. Though I will allow myself to do sketches, drawings or paintings as well in the journal but it will mostly be doodles. I am doing these doodles every day as a way to take 10 to 20 minutes a day to not think, worry or stress about anything. I’ve picked out a daily journal with blank pages that are numbered in the top corner from 1 to 365. Its nothing fancy and the pages are thin but for doodles it will work. The journal I bought is IPenny 365 Days Daily Planner/Journal on Amazon.
The back has a few lined pages and blank pages so I used 1 of the pages to test a few different mediums. I didn’t bother testing markers as it was obvious they would bleed through the thin paper. Wet mediums like watercolor, acrylic gouache & gouache work ok but I can’t go to heavy with water. Acrylic paint works fine. Arteza, Faber Castell, Staedtler & Ohuhu fineliners work great and don’t seem to show through to the other side. Colored pencils and most pens work fine as well.
My only rules for this are as follows.
- A page a day for a year.
- Can do anything (Doodles, Drawings, Sketches, Paintings, etc.)
- Max 20 minutes per page but prefer 10 minutes.
Every Friday I will create an Instagram Story with all the doodles I created that week. If you are interested in seeing what I create, follow me on Instagram.
For this month most of the sketches were ideas for September’s Cat Doodle Challenge hosted by Adele on instagram. The theme for the month was food. You had to include at least one cat when creating the prompt. I enjoyed participating in the challenge and might participate in others in the future. A video of those drawings will go up sometime next week. I also did 2 or 3 Draw this in Your Style.
Normally during October I plan on participating in Inktober or one of the Drawlloween challenges but I decided this year to not participate in any of them. Instead I will be participating in Karlaween again. Karlaween is where you color in any of Karla Magana’s coloring books. I will be coloring in Spooky Sweets this year. I will be posting on instagram and once the month is over I will create a flip thru video.
Below is September’s video. You can watch it here or on youtube.
Late this month but by choice. Hubby was on vacation last week so I decided to postpone the video until this week. We started his vacation by going to Wind Creek Casino to see Gabriel Iglesias‘ comedy show. We really enjoyed his show. Then a few days later we went to Hudson Valley, New York for a couple of days to do a cheese trail. We bought a lot of cheese. So far I’ve liked Midnight Moon, Bru-XL Aged Gouda and the cheese spreads.
We also had fun creating some art by throwing darts at paint filled balloons. We tried doing some paint pour paintings but something wasn’t right; so we’ll probably try again some other time. We ended his vacation by relaxing at home with our kitties.
For August my favorite sketch was the map I created. It took more time then I like spending on my daily sketches but I had fun creating it. I might create more in the future.
Below is August’s video. You can watch it here or on YouTube.
For this month I was back to 2 pages a day. I noticed I seemed to be pretty far into the sketchbook even though there are still 5 months left. I recalculated and I have to do 2 pages in August and September and then the rest of the year do only a page a day. Hopefully this time I calculated correctly.
Below is July’s video. You can watch it here or on YouTube.