Monday, March 22, 2010

Wacky weather & Greyhound doodles

We're all anxiously awaiting Spring.  On Saturday, we got a taste of it with temperatures in the mid-70's.  Unfortunately, as quickly as it came, it went away and today (Monday), we actually had snow flurries.  Mother Nature is really throwing us for a loop!

If you follow me on Twitter, you have no doubt seen me mention the Doodle Swap.  For those of you who aren't familiar with this concept, it's a group of artists, designers, and people who just love to doodle from all over the country and even Canada.  They all create mini works of art in trading card size and send one to everybody in their group.  In return, you get doodles back from everyone else.  It's such a neat concept and I've really enjoyed getting back into illustrating. 

Last week, I received my first set of doodles.  This artist was a friend of a friend so she was given my blog and actually drew a doodle for each of my pups!!  How cool is that?!  I now feel like a slacker as I've barely started, and she's already creating multiples. :P

I quickly began my first set of doodles and gave Camille (a fellow greyhound owner), her doodle this weekend.  I've really been wanting to try water color with a pen & ink drawing and finally got the chance with this project.  BTW, the theme is "Hand lettering", so lettering must be prominent in your art.  If any other neat ones come across, I'll share them. 

Finally, it wouldn't be a blog post without a silly photo of one of my goofy crew.  Here's Cody doing an upside down, deep stretch!  Oh to be a dog!!


  1. Love the Stretch photo! Big congrats on the CGC again. I hope you have fun in Rally and keep at it. Let me know if you have any questions.

  2. Very cool indeed, I might try that myself.

  3. Here is the link to get more info on the Doodle Swap if you're interested in signing up:

  4. OH POOR CODY! How could U do that to him? U should be ashamed wif Urself 4 making him carry that big ol' couch on his back like tha.... wha.... turn it around?....Oooooh, I get it nooowww! SORRY, I was looking at picture upsidedown... my bad. Uh, I think I'll go chase a squirrel now....... BYE!