doodling about…

first I want to thank the always generous and kind Estivalia for coming to my rescue yet again…

she made it possible for my word of the year “Balance” to be on my sidebar AND she also got the Tea on Tuesday widget working for me…

thank you thank you sweet Estivalia!!!

lots is going on here in our Magpie’s Nest…

we are in the midst of clearing out …

always it seems…

but now more earnestly than ever…

we are also in the process of replacing some carpet that has long outlived its usefulness…

 as you may know all of that is hard work so in the evenings I have been relaxing by doing a bit of doodling…

nice mindless escape…

I am a bit of a lazy doodler using my favorite ‘easy’ marks…

clearing out is a process much like doodling taking one step at a time…

“It is not how much you do, but how much (L)ove you put into the doing that matters.” ~Mother Teresa   OXO

34 responses to “doodling about…

  1. This doesn’t look like lazy doodling to me Patty! Gorgeous detail and I love what you did! Wonderful! xxoo

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  2. Patty — I LOVE these! How can you call it “lazy”? 🙂 This has REALLY interested me in trying this — I used to love to doodle, years ago. Thanks!

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  3. Love your doodles!!! those hearts are fantastic and the ellie is divine!! cleaning out is hard work, i’m glad you have a change of task at the end of the day to help relax…we are going to replace carpet this spring…i’m not looking forward to it..xo

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  4. My two favorites: Hearts AND Elephants.

    Doodling (for me) ususally consists of making houses or geometric shapes on paper while I’m on the phone. What does THAT mean???? I so like your doodling…all curvy lines and romance.

    EONS ago I took Tole Painting and one of the ‘in’ things to do in the late 70’s was to ‘doodle’ onto a plaque and then paint over it with color. In fact, I made on of those plaques for a new baby in ’78 and that baby still has it! She is now a mom of 3!
    Perhaps it’s time to re-doodle for me.

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  5. VERY artistic doodling!
    Oh so creative Patty – there’s just something about elephants – love them! Those patterns you’ve doodled look like the authentic Indian ones.

    Your “Balance” button looks beautiful – clever Estivalia – we all need one blog buddy with the techno skills!!
    Blogger is having so many issues at the mo too, with leaving comments and now I can’t add people to my blog roll grrrrr.

    Hugs
    Shane

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  6. love, love,love your amazing doodlesxxxlynda

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  7. ABsolutely gorgeous, love all of them, but my favorite is the elephant. Cool shape

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  8. Patty your doodling is gorgeous-it looks so authentic and professional-wow am I impressed! I can’t imagine any doodling of mine could look near this good. I especially adore the elephant, as I have been drawn to Indian/Hindu spiritualism for the last few years.

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  9. Patty your doodling looks nothing like lazy to me! I absolutely love it. I have been doodling too – it always starts while I’m doing something mundane and then I get totally lost in it. I want to play with it more as it is so relaxing isn’t it? I’m really interested in the meanings of them and I looked mine up – I always doodle arrow heads … apparently it signifies ambition! That’s a bit scary but maybe I can make it come true – teehee! Lots and lots of love, Pen xxx

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  10. They are beautiful!!! You have such great talent.

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  11. Oh dear Patty… your doodling is beautiful… I especially love the elephant… There is nothing quite like a clean out is there… Your picture with your word ‘Balance’ looks fabulous in your sidebar… (awesome word by the way)… And of course the quote is perfect::))

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  12. Lovely doodling! That’s is so smart putting your word of the year on the sidebar…acts as a very good reminder.

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  13. Superbe travail. Bravo.
    Bizzz
    MAPY

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  14. oooh patty loving teh doodling, the elephant in particular, reminds me of henna… are you purging too, feels good doesnt it? but such hard work and dirty from all the dust i discovered ….. 2 more sets of cupboards done yesterday and and one is toally empty …yeye !!!!

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  15. love, love, love the elephant. I am partial to them – the doodling is terrific. I love to doodle – so relaxing!

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  16. Love your doodling and I also Love Mother Teresa’s quote. All make a great blog read.

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  17. Oooh these little doodles are just so gorgeous Patty, well better than gorgeous, they are ‘beautiful’. They so appeal to my love for pattern. May I pin them to my ‘pinterest’? xx

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  18. Patty,
    Your doodles are sensational! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such gorgeous doodles.

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  19. oh that elephant! patty, i know doodling is supposed to be a somewhat passive thing… but my goodness, the doodles on the elephant look perfectly planned and plotted. it’s just fantastic! i Love it.

    and hooray for estivalia for coming to the rescue! i like how you kept last year’s word there too.

    thanks always for sharing and the inspiration you share by doing so. really!

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  20. Oh Patty what a stunning doodling art.
    This is brilliant.
    Wonderful work my dear.

    Have a lovely weekend sweetie. xoxo

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  21. Gorgeous doodle art Patty, you are so clever!! I love your sidebar pics, balance is just fab! Mx

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  22. In my opinion, there is NOTHING easy about doodling. I so love these. They are refreshing to see, especially the elephant. And those hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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  23. I forgot to mention that your word of the year caught my eye a few days ago. However, I never mentioned it. How awesome that you not only picked a word, you also photographed it in all its glory.

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  24. inanoctopusgarden

    These are such fun zen doodles beautifully done…seeing them makes me want to get to it again …love them!

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  25. Beautiful doodling…you make it look so easy! I love love love that elephant! So adorable, Patty!

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  26. Gorgeous pieces. Very artistic doodled, love both!
    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Anja

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  27. Wow, you’re doodlings look fantastic. Have a nice weekend.

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  28. doodling is the best pastime! especially with your comfort zone in an upheaval … I imagine your nest is all aflutter with activity!

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  29. These are SOOO beautiful! You must’ve posted this while I was in Katy? I LOVE them all……….but the hearts………they are exquisite!!! I need more time to practice this zentangle art. I need to come sit by you to do it..that’s what I need!!!!

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  30. Superbes tes zentangles, j’adore l’éléphant !
    Amitiés

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  31. I love zentangles !!!yours are very beautiful !
    Mirevan from Chambéry

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  32. This is something I can not do at all. I love that you have made hearts and elephants though they are stunning work. Dxx

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  33. Oh these are so cool Patty!!! Love them!

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  34. I love your elephants. They make me miss India. So fun and whimsical.

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