Thursday, February 26, 2009

Groovy Mini Notebook

Yay I finished the Groovy Heart Notebook! This one has a magnetic tab instead of an elastic band to keep it shut (shut picture on top, open picture on bottom). I kinda like it... It's a little different than my usual doodles. If you are too cool to say groovy (apparently I'm not), you can call it the wavy mini notebook.

PS I found a tiny star cardboard box last night... I think I have had it for almost 6 years... it magically randomly appeared on my dresser... so I took a sharpie marker to it... as I do most blank things... like my boyfriend's back (and often occurrence), my art table stool.. and yes, once i doodled on my underwear (bored would be a good word to describe that experience). I am dying to get my hands on a white pair of slip on keds... that would really cool to doodle on!

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I found this doodle sitting there unfinished in the sketch pad I pulled out to use for my blog yesterday. It definitely bridges the gap between what my doodles are now, and the two doodles I published on my second blog 'Evolution of my doodles'.

On a side note, I don't use pencil (like I did above) to plan out my doodles anymore. I did in the beginning, but now I go with the flow, if i make a mistake, well... you usually can't tell because it's all abstract to begin with, but I usually try to hide it.

I also finished my little groovy notebook. I'll be photographing it tonight, and that will be my post tomorrow, and of course it will be up on my Etsy Store tomorrow as well.

On another side note, thank you so much to Alex and my Aunt Peg for buying things from my Etsy Store, I hope you enjoy them!

I am getting anxious... On Sunday there is a reception for the photography contest I entered. The winners will be announced then, eek! So look for an update on Sunday night.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dedicated to Gordie Powers

A little over a year ago my cousin, Gordie Powers, tragically died. I didn't know what to say to his family at the time, and this year on his anniversary I still didn't know what to say. But today is his 27th birthday, and I finally figured out how to express myself. This blog and artwork is dedicated to his family and his memory. I am not one for words, but I hope the song lyrics in the art are consoling.

He will always be in my heart.

Rest in Peace
Gordie Powers
February 25, 1982 - February 11, 2008

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Sorry for being a little behind on my doodle a DAY. I am THIS close to finishing another notebook (working titles: Groovy notebook), and another doodle (8.5 x 11) I am going to call Penny Lane (kudos to know if you get the reference).

I also printed out an "exercise" page from this blog I subscribe to, so I am working on that. Here is the blank sheet, go to for filled in ones! I am going to submit mine once it's done.

If you care for excuses, I also wasn't feeling to hot yesterday and left work early. Also my time has been consumed with finding my very own APARTMENT! Yay! I've wanted my own space since I was little. I remember my sister and I trying to "decorate" our room like an apartment. I will be 10 miles from work as opposed to 70... yea... big difference. (I put 17,000 miles on my car in 4 months... EEK!) So needless to say, in 19 days I should be posting new things more regularly!

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Birthday!

I created this birthday doodle awhile back, but i just made a few tweaks to it today. I also made it into a card! You can buy the cards at my online Etsy Store.

Hopefully I can finish the bigger doodle I have been working on this week. I'm itching to finish one of the two I have started... oops 3... I started something new last night. I am infamous with starting but never finishing projects... eek! Something I should work on! But that's what this blog is supposed to be for!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Palisades Sunset

Palisades Sunset
Taken on
January 16, 2009 at 4.35pm EST
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 1/400
Aperature: f/10

Normally I won't share this many pictures in one week (I am going to try to keep it to one), this is an art blog, not a photography blog. But I have a good excuse this time, I am entering the above photo into the Jamesburg Art show. This year's theme is photography, so no drawings or paintings. Last year (no theme) I won honorable mention with my doodle I posted on the top of my very first post. Below are the other two I am entering, taken and developed in college. All prints entered in the show are for sale, and if you are interested in the print or original of anything I post, contact me!

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Thursday, February 19, 2009


I am in the middle of two doodles, so again, I am posting something old(er). It is a political cartoon I did around the holidays for a friend's blog. Since you can't turn on the TV without hearing something about the economy, and your boss can't shut their door without you worrying about the safety of your job (I may just be paranoid), I thought this was appropriate to post.


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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Snowy Telephone Poles

Downtown Jamesburg, New Jersey on a Snowy Morning

Taken on

February 4, 2009
at 8.15am EST
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 1/2500
Aperture: f/3.5

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Get Your Own Doodle

So I made these "doodle books" (as I like to call them for some family and friends for Christmas this year. They were very well received, and some people even got compliments on it and asked where they got one. Well... I have them, and now you can too! Check them out in my Etsy Store!

You can buy prints of some of my my photos, prints of some of my doodles, doodle notebooks, doodle notecards, and whatever else I can doodle on. Requests and ideas are welcome. I am working on modifying/editing some of my doodles for t-shirt designs, so stay tuned!

(In staying true to the title of the blog, I did doodle on the book today :) This wasn't just a marketing ploy).

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Now I Can Hang it on My Wall

Washington Square Arc, New York City
July 2007
Pencil on bristol paper

I drew this for my old company as part of an art contest. They framed and hung it in their office, and I took it with me when I left... sans frame. 6 months later I got it framed, it cost me a pretty penny, but I think it is DEFINITELY worth it.

Brooklyn Bridge (view from Brooklyn), New York City
July 2008
Pencil on bristol paper

After the huge success of the Washington Square Arc drawing, my company commissioned me to do this one. This one, and the one above were (and maybe still are) used in a postcard series to promote properties that just sold in different neighborhoods in New York City. It never got framed, but I took it with me as well.

I need to find out what copyrights they have to both of the drawings (more so the bridge one, since they paid me to do it... that was never discussed at the time, but may come back to haunt me BIG time.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy a Heart on a Box Day

Happy Valentines Day!

I created this doodle on the top of a cardboard box. After some grayscaling in photoshop... viola. Have a great heart day!

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Friday, February 13, 2009

A Heart and Two Swirls

Here is part of a doodle I did last September/October. I had problems with my scanner, so piecing the doodle together proved to be near impossible. Excuses, excuses I know... but my favorite part is the heart, and it's almost Valentines Day, so I saw it fitting.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bright Lights... Big City

View of the FDR and East River looking uptown from East 23rd Street and Avenue C.

Taken on
February 10, 2009
at 11.51am EST
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 2
Aperture: f/3.5

Monday, February 9, 2009

Evolution of my doodles

I figured this was the best follow-up blog to yesterday's. Here is the evolution of my doodles:

Fall 2002 Geometric pattern... the very beginning of the doodle. My friend Joe was creating a similar symmetrical pattern, so i tried my own hand at it.

Spring 2003
Words and unique fonts emerged. This is was done in a few of my high school classes... integrals from calculus, an equation from physics (can you tell i hated it?). We learned about the 7 deadly sins in English literature. The rest is a hodge-poge of what was going on in my life

As with all the images I post, you can click for an enlarged view, or go to my flickr site, and you can always visit my website for more!


P.S. I took some great pictures of the FDR highway (looking uptown and at the East River) last night, I am really excited to take a look at them tonight when I have an SD card reader (boo not having one at work), So as long as they aren't blurry they will be tomorrow's post.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Five W's

I am just a girl from New Jersey finding her way through life. I am a graphic designer, but I like to fill my spare time with drawing, painting, and doodling. Art renews my body and soul, it gives me strength throughout the day, and never fails to leave me smiling and in a better mood. I want to share my art, with people, whether my close friends or the "masses". Time will tell how my art develops and defines me... my work and style are ever developing. I am constantly bursting with new ideas.

I started this blog to document my art process, and share what I do with whoever it appeals to and wants to follow along. But if I am the only one that reads what I write, that's fine. Maybe this blog will inspire me to create everyday, and if there is a lack of postings, it will remind me that I am a slacker. It is mostly going to follow my "doodles" (for lack of better words) I call it doodling... some people will call it a headache, others may classify it as abstract art.

I actually have a series of doodles that shows evolution over the years, I can distinctly remember each place my doodle transformed. Kinda cool, though sometimes the designs have a mind of their own, and i don't know how they got there. I am going to try to scan and post what i do everyday.

This doodling obsession of mine started in high school. The swirls started on the back of my history notebook my sophomore year of high school and were paired with stars (though my favorite shape, eventually faded). The other geometric elements entered the picture my senior year of high school in photography class (thanks joe) in my sketch book for drawing/painting 2. The triangle spike things debuted in my Microeconomics class, sophomore year of college. The rest fell into place in the summer of 2008, at my family's rented beach house on Long Beach Island, NJ.

Whatever you call it, it makes me happy, and each one is very different (as much as i try to replicate elements I like).

See the Art section of my website for more