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Moleskine Doodle no.11

Along with working in my pattern journal I have had a renewed interest in doodling in my small Moleskine journals. It's nice to be able to just switch off my brain and let the drawing develop organically. I stick with pen work, no pencil or marker shading. My mantra when doodling like this is "halo and fill".

I've decided to number these drawings, following on from the 9 that I did in 2013 for the Monday Moleskine challenge that I set myself. Too hard to try and think of new names for them, so numbers it is.

Want to see more? You can see all the previous Moleskine posts here.



  1. The graceful scrolling lines inscribed by your pen ALWAYS bring up a smile of appreciation and admiration! Helen, your talent ... so MUCH talent! ... is a lovely gift to share. Thank you!! :-)

  2. Absolutely beautiful work as always. I went back and read all of your previous posts. Here is some of your 1 post.

    "I am not really all that comfortable with "doodling" - I usually start my drawings with a bit of a plan - sure, they often evolve and change as I'm working on them, but I generally have a concept to start with.

    Doodling starts with a random shape then grows from there - nothing predetermined. Well, this is how I am planning to approach it anyway.

    Some people are incredible at I'd just like to improve and learn some new things."

    I would have to say without a doubt that you are incredible at doodling. I strive to hopefully be as exceptional as you. All of your work is incredible.

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  4. It's really lovely Helen and I look forward to trying it out.
    Thank you.

  5.,doodle so elegantly!!
    Helen, you are simply amazing! I look forward to your blogs.
    They never cease to amaze and inspire me. Thank you for sharing!!!!!

  6. I like this. I recently bought a moleskine journal, and set it aside, wanting it to be something beyond my usual sketchbook stuff. Your Moleskine Monday posts open up several possibilities for me. #1: I don't have to work in the moleskine book every day. That is, the moleskine journal doesn't have to become my sketchbook. I can save it for a specific "project" or "projects".

    #2 I don't have to start in it right away. I set it aside, and it can stay aside, until I think of a good "theme" for it!

    thanks for the inspiration.

  7. love your scrolling and fill linework. heading off to re-visit your journal :) have a great weekend, helen!

  8. Love your work! Very inspiring!
    Greetings from Nuremberg, Germany

  9. I just love watching everything you do. Thank you


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