Art · Doodles · sallyharrisonart

Doodle Procrastination 

It’s amazing just how much I can get done when I’m avoiding doing any course work!

My mystery knit along is getting done ✅ 

My latest (in a long line) of books about creative block is getting read ✅

And most of all my latest sketchbook of doodles is filling up ✅


Doodle Day Book

Its taken a week but I’ve finally been able to start using my new doodle day book. 

It’s been paint a page. Wait ……. let it dry … wait … now paint the next page. There were loads of pages so it’s taken a while.

I’m particularly pleased with the pages with the little painted squares, they are perfect for recording shapes, in this case doodles but in the past I’ve recorded all sorts of shapes.

Over the last week I’ve become a little bit overwhelmed by all of my  ongoing/unfinished/not-even-started projects and it was lovely to sit this evening and just doodle straight from my head.

Thank goodness for doodles!


Doodle to Stitch

I love to doodle and I love to stitch. My doodles are often very detailed and delicate, this is quite difficult to duplicate in stitch. 

Sometimes I use hand stitch and just go for it. I have to admit I like both of these separately but feel the stitched piece is a poor representation of the doodle. Maybe one day, when I get a minute I’ll have another go!!

I’ve also had some fun trying out different ways to stitch my doodles, in this case I took a small part of the pattern and used different methods to make mini samples.

Recently I’ve been doodling onto my altered photos. So today I took a print I’d done into muslin of a mixed media piece from my sketchbook, made it up into a quilt sandwich and started stitching.

Plenty more to do and I’ve run out of thread. That will be a job for tomorrow then.

Please do not hesitate to ask me about anything I’ve said. 


Wet and Gloomy Weekend

What grotty weather we have had this weekend. The only option was to find some colour. I’m totally addicted to photo editing apps on my iPhone.

So I randomly chose a doodle from an old sketchbook and started to play.

First I used PhotoStudio to distort the lines, remove the colour, invert the tone and to add back some faint colour.


Then I ran one of the edits through Percolator and Fragment to add interesting details and texture.


One of my favourite apps is Aerograph, introduced to me by one of the wonderful ladies from the Be Creative Facebook group. So I couldn’t resist a couple of edits there and then I had a play with the Colors app. The possibilities are endless with this editing tool.


To finish off, it was now wine o’clock I went into MegaPhoto and applied a couple of simple filters and then found one that altered the colours of the photo where you tapped on it.


I hope that’s enough colour to brighten up your day too.


Zen Doodle – Oodles of Doodles


My doodles started as something to keep my hands occupied, I’d always loved adding little squiggles and diagrams to my notes in meetings and found I really missed this once I was no longer at work. So I bought some fine liners and a sketchbook and just started.

Friend’s encouraged me to continue and to develop my ideas. Then they pointed me in the direction of a request by Create Mixed Media for people to submit doodles for a new book.

I was very flattered when 2 of my doodles were chosen and I am very proud to now see them in print.


If you would like to see more of my doodles, most of them are on my Flickr gallery.

Zen Doodles