Playing with my food

I’ve been crazy busy lately, and all the art I’ve done has either been for my coloring book (coming soon!!!) or commissioned, which is completely wonderful, but I’ve missed just messing around. So, for today’s post, I went out in the garden and picked some inspiration. (I confess… First I put half the cucumber into a salad, THEN I doodled.)



This was really fun. I should never have listened to my parents when they admonished me for playing with my food! I foresee more object doodling in my future. (You’ve been warned.)

If you like doodles made from objects, you’ll like Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s blog. While you’re there, she illustrated a great post about how to support authors when you can’t afford to buy their books.

Happy, happy Friday everyone!


p.s.  I highly recommend you try object doodling and, if you do, please share your creations with me!



  1. dellamaureen on July 24, 2015 at 7:38 am

    That was fun!

    • j on July 24, 2015 at 7:43 am

      It absolutely was fun! You should try it, Della!

  2. Pam on July 24, 2015 at 7:49 am

    I like starting with a random element sometimes…a splotch of paint or a scribble. I think it’s a good way to loosen the grip of that wish to control every motion of the pen.

    Haven’t tried fruit or vegetables yet, though! 🙂

    • j on July 24, 2015 at 7:57 am

      I love your doodles that start that way. My “grip on the pen” is literal sometimes. I notice it when my hand starts to cramp up. Then I realize I have to loosen my hold on the thing. I always like that, feels like a message from my wiser subconscious. ; )

      • Pam on July 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm

        Oh, yes! The grip is not just a figure of speech. I have a dent in my finger to prove it. :p

        • j on July 27, 2015 at 11:42 am

          Me too, girl friend!

  3. Lucy Pollard-Gott on July 25, 2015 at 3:15 am

    I read the Elizabeth Gilbert post, then the Zen cartoon, and then the inkygirl doodle post. Thanks for this web of leads to other interesting places, while being so charming yourself today with your lovely and loving doodle family. 🙂

    • j on July 27, 2015 at 11:43 am

      You’re very welcome, Lucy! xo

  4. Nina Badzin on August 4, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    SO cute!

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