But I was brave! I wanted to see if I could succeed at something I wasn't exactly comfortable with, something I don't feel "gifted" in. I feel like I did! And as proof of that, I’ll post my favorite little card, the one I almost discarded because I thought I had messed it up!
View the card here, at my gallery: doodle: sweet flowers.
This card is small, a 3" x 3" gift card. I was testing out how my black ink pen worked on the ultra smooth paper I had on hand. When I discovered that the ink was water-fast (it didn't bleed) then the real fun began. I started to watercolor different images and got out my set of 48 markers to go crazy! I had a blast. And the results of my experiment are now for sale at my Etsy Shop.
If people like my cards, then they'll own a little piece of original artwork! I feel so accomplished. ... and kinda proud, mostly because I took on a new challenge and fulfilled a little dream of mine. I feel like a real artist now because I made something myself!
So, if you’ve been thinking about trying your hand at doodling, too--especially if, like me, you don’t think you can do it--then here’s your encouragement to step out and try it yourself!
I hope you have a blast!