Doodling is Fun

I’ve been trying something new on my creative journey. The summer has been really busy and I have found it super hard to carve out some crafty time. That being said, I knew I still need some creative outlet.

And as my daughter was already scheduled for her summer camps… I thought, why not me? = )

I signed myself up for Pattern Camp with the fabulous Jessica Swift.

1st step was to start doodling! This is my exploration in beetles and bugs. Maggie helped by adding a smiley face and her own doodled bug.

bug doodles

Then I scanned them in and took what I learned from Pattern Camp and created this cute Buggin’ Out repeating pattern!

Buggin Out Pattern

What do you think?

Hmm…. what should I do with my pattern now…

I could print out and have my own patterned scrapbook paper, or I found this cool site called Spoonflower where you can have your own patterned printed on fabrics, wallpaper, or gift wrap.

I’m not ready for that, but what I do know is that doodling was actually really fun and really relaxing at the same time.

Now I find myself carrying around my favorite pens and a sketch pad to use whenever I have down time.

So fun!


Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  4 comments for “Doodling is Fun

  1. Marsha
    August 16, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Those are really cute. You talk of pattern camp, I’ve never heard of it. Do you have info on it?

    • August 20, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks Marsha for your comment! Here is the link for the Pattern Camp that I recently took. Enjoy!

  2. August 17, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Hi Pauline!

    I love this! It’s funny, recently I took a few courses about how to make patterns too. I’m actually spending the time creating more and more. I’m obsessed. I discovered patterns because I was also looking for a new creative outlet like you. I was feeling a bit under the weather after becoming a mom and the challenge is helping me to feel motivated again. Love the bugs! I need to try the brushes. I use micron to doodle 🙂

    • August 20, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      I love it! It’s so much fun isn’t it? I’m quickly becoming obsessed and have starting carrying a sketchpad and pens with me wherever I go in case I have a chance to doodle and then turn into cute patterns.

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