Sunday, July 31, 2011

Daily Doodle 7/31/01

Wow, it is late! This is getting posted just in time!
Yes, I saw a "snap and point" duel today.
There is a lot of power behind this technique of attention getting.

Happy Doodles

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Daily Doodle 7/30/11 Camera

I joke about this from time to time but there is a little bit of truth in the following statement; what is mine is mine, and what is his is mine also. I can probably learn a lesson or two from my husband's selflessness.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Daily Doodle 7/29/11

A significant shape and color from childhood.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Daily Doodle 7/28/11 Pavlov's Theory

It never fails that hunger strikes as soon as I finish brushing and flossing at night.

Happy Healthy Teeth!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Colorful Cars

My niece and nephew LOVE Cars. They line up all of their toy cars and hold "drafts" to see who gets to play with which one... by playing I mean horde and cart around in their back packs! It is pretty cute and funny to watch. These kids are tough negotiators in the making.

Today, I got to spend a bit of time with my niece while her brother was at swim lessons. She showed me all of her cars and started lining them up. I couldn't help but to guide her into sorting them by color. I was also curious to see if she'd go along with it. At first she corrected my method by telling me "good guys go with other good guys" and the "bad guys go with the other bad guys". Once she saw the rainbow she was on board and helped me find the "matching colors".

Car Rainbow!

Daily Doodle 7/27/11 Bioluminescent Fire-Squirrel

Need I say more?

Happy Doods

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Daily Doodle 7/26/11 The Absurd

After talking with one of my oldest friends Soozle today, I started thinking of absurd scenarios like grown women in business suits tucked in an old school baby carriage with a "binky" and a "blanky" in tow. What?! Soozle's influence was completely behind my most absurd Daily Doodle from the archives. Going off of the mood I was in after my afternoon chat, I wanted today's doodle to be absurd but the lady in the baby carriage just wasn't happening.

As soon as I saw this video of a Katy Perry cover that Nikki (the co-founder of the Angry Pony series) shared with me, I knew what I had to draw. No, accordions are not absurd, but the video was. So there you have it.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Sequim Sunset

Daily Doodle 7/25/11 Lily from Lillie Road

Beautiful things come out of my mother's garden.
Thank you for the flowers ママ!


Daily Doodle 7/24/11 No Lavender Please

On my way out of Sequim I stopped by a cute coffee shop called The Buzz. I decided to try a local flavor in my road-cafe. It is decided that I do not like lavender in my coffee. I will stick to espresso and whole milk. MMmmmmm.

Happy Buzz

Daily Doodle 7/23/11 Bobbie II

Whilst hiking back from a lovely picnic on the beach, we came across a little creature in the middle of a path. His body was bright lime green and he had large maroon eye spots on his creamy white face. I believe his name was Bobbie II.

Happy Doodles

Friday, July 22, 2011

Daily Doodle 7/22/11 Aya

In honor of my friend Aya's birthday today I dedicate my daily doodle and my camping trip this weekend to her. She is one of the most courageous and adventurous people I know, and I look up to her a lot. <3

I'll doodle through the weekend, but probably will not post 'til Monday.
Stay tuned!

Happy Trails!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Daily Doodle 7/21/11 DADDY

My dad and I like to give each other a hard time. We tease relentlessly and sometimes find one another extremely offensive. He doesn't understand how we've come to sit on opposite sides of the spectrum in political and social views, but he taught me to be fair and open to listen. He is also fair and open to listening. He also taught me to stand up for myself and to speak my mind, which I'm sure he regrets every time we drink a little too much and start discussing the topics of unjust wars and our country's financial calamities.

My dad is a special guy. He is 62 years old and in better shape than I am. He runs half marathons and kicks butt in all of his classes at his gym. He served his country for 24 years and had a great career in the US Navy. He has seen a lot, has done a lot, and I value his life experiences from growing up on a rural farm in West Virginia to hot-stepping through the nightlife and steak dinners in Hong Kong. Thinking of all of his positive attributes and the progressive life choices he's made helps me overlook that he thinks he's a Republican. :)

The caricature I make of my dad has not evolved much over the last 25 years I've been drawing and doodle making. It is how I always see him.

Salute, Papá!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Daily Doodle 7/20/11 Grumple-lumps

Today I met the ”ふきげん な とかげ” ; translation: "grumpy lizard". As grumpy as he looked, he turned out to be an exceptionally cooperative subject today as he sunbathed near the nasturtiums.

Happy Doodles



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Daily Doodle 7/19/11 Toast

Nothing says friendship like this quotation: "I will give you the toast right out of my mouth".
Makes you wonder what was going on, right?

Happy Doodles

Monday, July 18, 2011

Daily Doodle 7/18/11 Unders

Today I was making a doodle of a steak, and at a glance it looked like a pair of men's briefs to someone else:
the steak that was mistaken for briefs

men's unders

So I decided to resume my Daily Doodle project and kick it off with a pair of briefs.

Happy Doodles

Misty Pink Morning

It's strictly coincidental that I'm posting two in a row about pink.
What I found beautiful was how soft and fluffy it looked with the million droplets of water that were delicately resting on every surface of this plant.


Pinky Pinky


london pride

tiny pea like weed
wild, wild rose

Here is Jake behind the striped pink

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Setting Sun

I happened to peek out my window yesterday just as the sun was setting. The golden light on the trees outside was so beautiful I scrambled to find my camera, climb out my bedroom window onto the roof, and took a few snap shots before the moment was lost.

...instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round...




native lily

some orange lilies behind a light orange coreopsis

orange stems of moss spores

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Jake with some dandelions


tiny clover like flower




Friday, July 15, 2011

A Life Partner

So there I was, stuck in a quandary. I was invited to a wine and cheese tasting party and did not have a date because my husband was floating in the middle of the ocean somewhere approximately 6,000 miles away from me.

A light bulb flashed somewhere above my head and I knew what to do: make a cardboard representation of him to be my date and escort to this exclusive event. Due to time, financial, and resource limitations, he did not turn out to be actual size.

So it goes...

The next phase of my project is to create comment bubbles of his common phrases. Due to the colorful words in his diction I'll spare you the comment bubbles; in his words "they don't say 'curse like a sailor' because 'sharing is caring' is taken".


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Angry Pony and Humidity.

Humidity doesn't work for Angry Pony.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Angry Pony Surfs

Angry Pony surfs with sharks.

Angry Pony

Angry Pony feeds feral kittens cow milk.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Color Study

After spending most of the week with all the special little ones in my life, I logged in a lot of drawing and coloring time. I was surprised to see how many more colors were available to kids now, than when I was a little girl coloring with crayons. After seeing some of the interesting color combinations being used, I couldn't resist sorting them and documenting the color groups I formed.

happy colors