While I haven’t been doodling much, I have been working on a novel…well, actually a series of novels. I’m completing the final edits for my first volume which tells the story of Morgan, an immortal and daughter of Osiris, a traveler from a distant star. Book One covers Morgan’s capture at age 12 by Merlin, another immortal. I’m just getting started on Book Two which will retell the Camelot myth, which is, of course, quite a bit different than most legends. Actually, Arthur is the son of Merlin (as is Sir Percival). Morgan will become known as Morgan le Fey, and Viviane (Nimui) is also a key character. Book Three will wrap up when Morgan finally meets her father, Osiris, the last of the Atlians.
I just uploaded my new BIG WendyDoodles coloring book to Amazon. It includes all sorts of doodles (107 pages worth) that range from complex to easy. All are freeform doodles and include DoodleBlooms (decidedly floral doodles), Cock-A-Doodles (fanciful bird-inspired doodles), DoodleBugs (funny flying bugs) plus both basic WendyDoodles (abstract easy to color designs) and more intricate Doodles like my notecards below.
Order yours from Amazon here.
The paperback version of my newest childrens’ book, The Bird Brothers Prophesy is now available in paperback! The kindle e-reader version has been up for awhile.
This book has a distinct racial equity theme, and is appropriate for 7-12 year olds.
It tells the story of Louis and Gus, two hatchlings from the same nest. Louis is white as snow and Gus is like their parents, black as night. The two discover how dangerous the world can be when their nest gets blown away by a tornado and they try to find their way home. In their journey they meet many creatures, including Bentley the raccoon, Aaliyah the gold finch, Foster the frog and Elliot the praying mantis, not to mention the entire colony of gulls which includes Alessa who had laid her egg in a stranger’s nest. They learn about friendship, fear and hate, all the while showing resilience, kindness and love. In the end, they find a whole new family to love while fulfilling the bird brothers prophesy that finally brings peace between the gulls and crows.
I’ve been apparently really affected by the coronavirus bug — it’s inspired all sorts of bug themed doodles. Here are a few:
I’ve been spending way too much time doodling this winter. In addition to not wanting to go outside much, hubby had his knee replaced so plenty of time between nursing tasks (and household tasks he can’t do for a bit). I’m also a news junkie and with the current state of affairs, having my doodle pad in my lap helps me avoid throwing something at the TV.
Here are a few new doodles:
I’ve been enjoying ProCreate on my iPad, and exploring colored doodles. It appears that my subconscious tends to create odd creatures like these:
I’ve been meaning to try making some note cards — these are printed by Vista Print, a great resource for short runs.
My new iPad has been getting lots of use for mail, facebook and the like. But I still spend lots of time doodling on it with ProCreate (inexpensive program that’s tons of fun). Here’s my latest experiment: black background and color doodling. Did this one while the news was on (yes, I spend hours tuned to one of the cable networks). Doodling helps me listen better and keeps me from getting too upset over the latest horror or idiocy in the world. Trying not to make this blog political, let’s see how long that lasts.
After adapting my doodling to coloring book style, I almost forgot about my first love, black and white wanderings! I used to doodle in pencil then switched to technical pen. But now, my new iPad is perfect for these. They take a lot more time than a coloring doodle, and grow organically depending on my mood. Right now I’ve discovered I need to doodle more intricately while the news is on (keeps me from throwing things at the TV). I hope to offer some note cards soon. Here’s an example: