Meet Banana Squirrel and Sunday Cat

I surprised myself by putting two new designs up on my shop this week! I didn’t really plan it, but I’m really happy with them. They’re both cute animals, but in very different drawing styles.

You can check out all of my products here:

This lazy Sunday cat in a window sill I drew last Sunday while sitting in bed looking at the rain outside (my absolute favourite Sunday activity!).

I liked the drawing so much that I decided to make it available as a print and greeting card:

And I also think it deserved to be on a mug – especially great for slow Sundays 🙂

Unfortunately I don’t have a cat – but there’s a very friendly neighbour cat who visits often to get tummy rubs. But he stays outside (mostly!).

Squirrel snacks

The second new design is based on an old doodle that I made years ago. Meet Banana Squirrel:

*munch munch

I have a new found love for squirrels, because we have one in our garden (because we live in a house now!!), and he stops by every morning and runs around looking for acorns from last season buried in the lawn.

Happy yellow designs

I think Banana Squirrel looks perfectly fine on his own, just chilling and eating a banana.

But the yellow background really makes for a happy design, don’t you agree?

And then if you multiply him it gets kind of ridiculous, but I had to do it 😀

So many Banana Squirrels. Possibly too many.

If you’re curious about my thoughts on turning doodles into product designs, you can check out this blog post from november 2019.

Have a great day and thanks for following my silly doodle escapades!

Meet Banana Squirrel and Sunday Cat

Corona hair

Corona hair is here, guys. I had a lot of fun drawing these people from my imagination. Do they look like anyone you know?

doodle drawing of random people with corona hair - different hairstyles.
Hair everywhere!

I definitely could use a haircut sometime soon, myself. My BF has no issue – he’s been cutting his own hair for the last 15 years.

In all seriousness, though, I feel very fortunate to live in a place where COVID-19 is under control right now and things are starting to open up again.

Normal life ish

In Denmark we’re allowed to meet with friends and family as long as we keep a safe distance and good hand hygiene. I’ve also been going into the office again several times these last weeks, even though we’re all still mostly working from home.

It’s kind of scary to move out into the world more, but it’s also been very nice to have something that feels like normal life again. I hope you all get to experience that very soon, wherever you are in the world.

Corona hair

Unpacking doodles (also: I’m here!)

Wow, I haven’t been doodling for like 7 weeks. I think part of the reason is stupid, horrible Covid-19 that took away a lot of my creative inspiration. My light-hearted, silly drawings seem a bit out of place, I guess. So I didn’t really know what to say, after making those first couple of corona-related doodles in March.

Another big thing

ALSO, me and my boyfriend bought a house this year (!) and moved in, in the middle of Corona Craziness. So I’ve been busy packing, cleaning and (OMG!) gardening.

We’re really happy and grateful to be in the house and have some more space around us – also since we’re both mainly working from home now.

Boxes (and boxes) of paper

Anyway, I finally got around to unpacking my drawing stuff, and I found this quick post-it doodle that I made earlier this year:

An accurate, but not in any way beautiful doodle.

This doodles is actually quite fitting to our situation now (and always). I eat snacks around the house, and the BF keeps the place clean. OK, maybe I also help out, but the vacuuming is definitely his thing. I think I don’t really notice the croissant crumbs and dustbunnies as quickly as he does…

I thought I’d share this to show that I’m here and doing well. I hope everyone following is managing to keep healthy and sane doing this weird time.

Maybe I’ll find more old stuff to share in the unpacking process – or I might even sit down and draw new things soon – who can predict anything right now, really?!

Here’s a photo of me actually doing some drawing in our old apartment that I posted on the blog’s Instagram:

Good ol’ doodle times ❤

Thank you for still following!

Unpacking doodles (also: I’m here!)

The hello dance

Seeing people wave their arms and do air hugs instead of hugs makes me smile in this weird, sad time.

I hope this drawing will do the same for you!

I’ve seen people almost dance around like mating birds.

I haven’t really been motivated to draw a lot lately – except for this drawing I made for my friends/followers here in Denmark yesterday:

Big virtual hugs for you guys on this channel too!! I hope everyone is able to keep safe.

I think I need to draw more these days, at lease these two silly doodles made me feel a bit better in our home office/quarantine.

The hello dance

Spring fish

I can’t believe Sunday is going to be the first day of Spring.

drawing fish Spring

At this time of year here in Denmark, it feels like Winter has lasted forever and might just continue for the rest of the year.

I’m a slow Winter fish who believes Spring is a real thing when I see it 😀

Except daylight! There’s already a lot more of that – yesterday I went for a walk around 5 p.m. and it was still light out.

So I guess I believe Spring is coming a LITTLE bit.

Spring fish

100 followers + early Monday morning doodles

I woke up way too early today, but I found some random things to do – and doodle for you guys 🙂

It’s 8 a.m. on Monday in Denmark right now, and I’ve been awake for hours. I know lots of people get up early everyday, but I’m a spoiled part-time worker/freelancer and didn’t even have to get up early, because I’m working from home today! Gah.

Tips for (fun?) early morning activities

I don’t often find myself with extra time in the morning and didn’t really know what to do with myself.

Yes, I watched a couple of YouTube videos. I made tea AND coffee and breakfast. And no, I didn’t feel the need to start working in the dead of night.

Instead I did these random things:

Monday Morning doodle

Repotting an orchid while really tired was a challenge, and I don’t know why I did it. Why does it have roots that act like green tentacles when you move the plant?!

I’ve (obviously) never had an orchid before, tips for keeping it alive are welcome!

Clipping my fingernails was more fun than the plant thing. Is it grossing people out to hear about my nails? I get uncomfortable the moment my nails are more than 0.5 mm long, so clipping time is happy time.

A round square

I haven’t finished the crochet tutorial yet, because then I started doodling! And blogging! Other possibly great morning activities.

I’m hoping my granny square becomes square. It’s very counterintuitive to crochet round and round with the goal of making a square. But there must be a trick, I’ll find out in a bit (if I don’t fall asleep).

100 followers on here!

Anyway, guys – I realised yesterday that there’s now 100 of you following along here on the blog.

That’s totally amazing, and I’m very grateful that you think my doodles and ramblings bring you some inspiration or entertainment or whatever you get from following. Thank you! 

♥️

100 followers + early Monday morning doodles

Dropped the doodle ball

Ok, so, I very much dropped the ball with doodling in January… Here’s a picture of what happened:

Actually I doodled a bit, but I didn’t manage to post. Mainly because of work (I started a second “day job” doing online communication things).

But January was good, and I got to wear comfy clothes a lot.

But I promise I’ll post this month! Probably a mix of old and new doodles. Maybe even uglier than the doodle in this post.

So stay tuned 🙂

Dropped the doodle ball