Are YOU ready for some early morning doodle exercises?
Morning is a good time for doodling. It is a quiet activity that helps your brain transition from dreaming to wakefulness. Perhaps you would even consider getting up 15 minutes early to doodle?! (Like most personal trainers, I ask a lot!)
Pour yourself a cup of tea and join me for a few simple doodle exercises.
(NOTE-This post is a modified version of a post from October, 2015. All links are updated!)
DOODLE WARM UPS
Begin by drawing several small squares.
Use a light pencil to divide the square into quadrants. (The lines are barely noticeable in the photos below-sorry!)
Next, add another shape–like two lines–to all four quadrants.
Keep adding simple shapes. Then repeat the original shapes to create a page full of different designs.
Now you’ve got it!
Turn the page and try another grouping of simple shapes.
Fill the page…(Up tempo music) Faye recommends Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
When you’ve completed twenty minutes of doodling, take a break.
Get a sip of water and towel off. Then sit back and review your work. Is there a design that would work in your next quilt?
Put a star by your favorites…so you can find it when you sit down to stitch.
Or better yet, stitch it right now!
Look how fast YOU just designed two dozen quilt blocks!!
Now that’s a routine I would consider doing before breakfast!
More Doodle Exercises
You can find more doodle exercise in my book, More Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 see page 16 for Six Essential Doodles.
Happy Doodles and Happy Day!
PS…Who would YOU rather face in the morning?
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