Hello everyone,

Happy Monday!  We have a day off today as part of a long weekend so it was a nice start to the week.  I got to do some doodling today, I was thinking about National Doodle Day and the actual day of celebration seems to change according to various websites, so it could be today or it might have been the 17th or just about any other day in September lol.   This is another art journal page inspired by the VINTAGE theme over on Art Journal Journey where this month’s lovely host is Wendy K.

I started by lettering this quote and doing a bit of doodling.  Doodling is defined as absent minded drawing or drawing without an intention.  My doodles always seem to veer towards leaves even if I am not thinking about drawing leaves, leaves seem to appear!

Here’s how it looked at the end of my pencil doodling…

Then I went over it all in a waterproof black pen and embellished some of the leaves and spirals a bit more…

I used some Daniel Smith and Schmincke watercolours to each of the sections.

Once the watercolours were dry, I went round the edges of the page with Vintage Photo archival ink.

I really like these muted, vintage-y colours together…

Hope you enjoyed this one!  Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my usual journal, watercolour paper, pencil, black pen, Daniel Smith Watercolour, Schmincke Watercolour,


Art Journal Journey – Vintage – September Challenge
Blog Along with Effy – Day 20
Links to all the days of the September blog-along
Sept 1st – UFOs Tapestry Cushion and Harris Tweed TBD
Sept 2nd – Second on the Second – e-reader covers
Sept 3rd – There is no enjoyment like reading
Sept 4th –  A Day in the Garden and UFO update
Sept 5th – Begin the Beguine
Sept 6th – She Sells Seashells on the Seashore
Sept 7th – Vintage Children Doing Vintage Things
Sept 8th – WOYWW Desk, Garden, Kitties, Kitchen and Blog Along One Week In
Sept 9th – August Reading List
Sept 10th – Sorry Not Sorry
Sept 11th – A Peek Inside The Fabric Stash
Sept 12th – Garden Catch-Up, Bees, Cats, Cat Mint
Sept 13th – Happy Roald Dahl Day!
Sept 14th – T Stands for Banana Bread
Sept 15th – WOYWW Arts & Crafts Storage
Sept 16th – The Cat Sat on Andy Warhol’s Mat
Sept 17th – Needles and Ribbons and Packets of Pins
Sept 18th – A Woman’s Work is Never Done
Sept 19th – Talk Like A Pirate – The RRRs of Recycling
Sept 20th – this post

This month I decided to join in with Effy Wild’s blog-along – 30 posts in 30 days same as we did in April this year.  The idea is to blog every day if you can, but also to comment on other people’s blogs to keep the conversation going.  There is a facebook group where you can link your posts and find other people’s to go visit and comment.

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September 22, 2021 11:00 am

A super page you created with your doodling Elle, thank you for linking with Wendy’s Vintage theme at AJJ.

Erika N
September 21, 2021 12:42 am

Fabulous doodling Elle. Nice water coloring too. I’m so glad you shared this spread with us at AJJ for Wendy’s challenge. And sounds like you had a nice long weekend also. Happy enw week. Hugs-Erika

Wendy K
September 20, 2021 10:39 pm

Love your doodled page, thank you for another great entry for AJJ>

Lisa Andruszkow
September 20, 2021 10:21 pm

The doodle page came out wonderful. I love the quote!!
I was thinking about what I gravitate towards when I doodle, and realized
it is almost always flowers and leaves. I wonder why that is.

Lora Amy Bright
September 20, 2021 10:14 pm

Thanks for showing the process!

September 20, 2021 10:09 pm

gorgeous! I love these style pages, rarely do them myself, whenever i want to write a quote i go blank.. crazy huh!

September 20, 2021 8:32 pm

Your writing is really fantastic, I struggle with writing quotes, so just jab at it! Thanks for sharing your process too – I would have done W/Colour first, then jab jab, and it’s nice to understand someone else’s process!

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