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:
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:
I chose to put the designs on different products that I think fit the drawings best. I never make one design available on all of Redbubble’s products, but I take time to really think about what products make sense with each design.
The cat design is also available on different coloured backgrounds – like this red one:
I also thought the cats would look really cool on a water bottle or phone cover, so I also made those products available – check them out on Redbubble.
At first glance this message might look a bit shallow:
But when you look closer, it’s not so bad at all:
Sometimes people get mad at other people for using phones too much – and that might sometimes be true. But to me, the best thing about my phone is that it connects me with my family and friends daily – and with people I’ve never met IRL – like you guys.
Doodles and words and things
Adding text to my drawings is new to me. But I generally like art with a combination of words and doodles (is anyone surprised??).
I think adding a bit of text can make some doodles work better as product designs and give it an extra dimension, if you will. Like the one with the phone.
Let me know if you agree, or you’d prefer the drawings to stand alone in the future 🙂
Tag me if you buy something!
I love buying prints and products from other illustrators that I follow online or from smaller local shops. If you decide to buy any of my products to give to someone – or yourself – please tag me #wordsanddoodles – I’d love to see where my designs get a home!
Will I get my stuff before Christmas?
According to the Redbubble website, printing usually takes 1-3 business days. But the cool thing is that they only make the products after you order them. It means less waste, and I’m really happy about that aspect.
Read more about shipping and manufacturing on the Redbubble website. Where you can also check out many other very cool artists!
Yesterday I asked on my Instagram, which doodle I should redraw next. And the people has spoken – well, the very few, but amazing peeps who follow me and give me lots of positive vibes over there – have decided that I should redraw this little guy. The original doodle is from 2010!
If you haven’t seen my last two videos they are here on the blog further below – or you can find them on my tiny, cute Youtube channel 😀
I’m very into these redrawings, but I’ve also made other drawing videos this weekend. I’ll post them when I get to editing – which is a new skill I’m learning, so it takes me a while.
Aaaaaand I also have other jobs, that I get payed to do – day jobs you know – so I can’t be spending all day making drawing videos for you guys 😀 Which is probably good, because it means that I have to leave the house sometimes!