April 30, 2017
I think this doodling technique works well when repeating lots of small shapes, like petals.
April 29, 2017
April 24, 2017
April 21, 2017
Ginkgo leaves are well suited to line doodling because the veins in the leaves fan out from a single point, making a nice pattern.
Here is a ginkgo design from the Marimekko studios, which served as inspiration for today’s doodle:
April 20, 2017
April 16, 2017
April 15, 2017
“The bud is on the bough again,
The leaf is on the tree.”
— Charles Jeffreys, The Meeting of Spring and Summer
This year, for the first time, I noticed something about the blossoming cherry trees. When the blossoms first appear, there are still no leaves on the trees!
I discovered this when I contemplated painting cherry trees, and because I find it difficult to paint white things, I looked for green leaves to break up the massive sea of white. But I looked in vain. There were no leaves to be seen. I thought that was odd, since I had never remarked upon the bareness of the trees once the blossoms fell. I was determined to watch and see when the leaves would appear.
In the second week of bloom, I saw tiny tree leaves start to appear any the ends off the branches. Over the next week, they leaves grew substantially.
I now see that when the cherry trees lose all their blossoms, they will be clothed in new green leaves. Spring is rushing ahead.