Looking back at artwork from last year

I was looking back through my work and found a few pieces from last year that I wanted to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends! πŸ’š


leaf doodle sketch

As the leaves are falling all around, I thought it was a good time to share this little leaf doodle. I’m not sure why I didn’t post this one last year. πŸ˜‰

watercolor pinecones

Pinecone trio… A little fun playing with color in this one.

I think some unexpected colors can make things more interesting. πŸ’™


falling leaves watercolor

Another fall painting from last year. I love the green gold color in these watercolor leaves.

It’s always fun to look back at earlier work. I’m sure today I would make different creative decisions but I still really like theses pieces. I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸 Patty Anne  🌸

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Blooming Doodle walk through

I have a little walk through of my blooming doodle to share today.

Hope your day is wonderful! πŸ’š

initial sketch for zentangle

Starting off with a basic drawing of floral shapes for this doodle.

I like having some overlapping pieces that make it more interesting.


floral zentangle ink sketch step 2

After I select a pattern, I try to use it in a few sections near each other.


floral zentangle ink sketch part 3

With some trial and error I have found that I like a variety of light and dark areas in my doodles.

I’m still playing and learning as I go…


floral zentangle ink sketch part 4

It slowly starts to take shape as more areas are filled in. In this piece I used few different pen sizes, 04, 02, and 005.



floral zentangle ink sketch 5

Sometimes the patterns end up a bit different than planned but that’s ok. There are no rules in doodling and that always feels good.

This type of art is fun and relaxing. I love having a piece in progress that I can pick up and work on in the evening.


floral zentangle ink sketch

Blooming Doodle –Β  7 x 10 inch Canson mixed media

The final piece makes me happy. 😊 This type of post is always fun for me to put together. I hope you enjoyed it as well.

Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne   🌸


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Thursday doodle and flow

I have a little walk through of a small Zentangle that I’ve been working on.

Happy Thursday, friends!Β πŸ’œ

I love to doodle and play with different patterns. This time I remembered to take a few progress shots to share with you. So here we go…

Zentangle ink sketch 1

Doodle and flow – part 1

I started from the top filling in a few sections.


Zentangle ink sketch step 2

Doodle and flow – part 2

I love vines and leaves so I added them near the top so that they could float down through the piece.


Zentangle ink sketch part 3

Doodle and flow – part 3

Darkening the background of a section really pushes the pattern forward.

I tried to mix things up a bit with size and shape. I think a little variety makes the piece more interesting.


zentangle doodle ink sketch

Doodle and flow –Β  6 x 6 inch Strathmore Artist Paper

I love how calming this type of project is. I am able to just enjoy creating and leave all worries behind. Watching it all come together is always fun for me. It’s like putting together a puzzle.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. I started doodling and playing with Zentangle about a year ago. It is super fun and very easy to do. All you need is a pen and piece of paper, you probably already have that on hand.

Until next time, share a smile and doodle on! πŸ˜„

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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A little bit of this and that

Today I have a little bit of this and that to share with you.

Happy Sunday, friends! πŸ’—

sweet little chick sketch

To start off, I have this little cutie from my sketchbook.Β  I have to say, trying to sketch “cute” took more than a few tries.


ink doodle pattern practice in circles

A little doodle pattern practice. Starting with a bunch of circles on the page and then filling them in with different patterns.

It’s a great way to try out new doodle patterns to see what you like and what needs more practice.

This was a fun exercise from a doodling class I took on Skillshare a few months ago.


Ink sketch - floral

I really like this combination of a sketch with a simple doodle pattern here and there. It’s light and happy.

I used to be caught up in thinking that every sketch had to be realistic and have a lot of detail. I’m finding happiness now without all of that and this sketch is a good reminder.


spring bouquet floral watercolor

Lastly, a Spring bouquet. I thought this post could use a splash of color and this painting from last month seemed like the right choice.

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to do more of what you love.

Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, sprinkle kindness all around!Β  πŸ’š

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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How to create easy doodle hearts

I worked on some easy doodle hearts this month. IΒ hope you enjoy seeing how it all came together. πŸ’—

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

Supplies used
Canson 7x 10 inch mix media sketchbook
Kneaded eraser
Micron Pens (various size tips)
Small wooden hearts for tracing

Steps to create

1.Β  Trace heart shapes on your page in a design that you like.

I used small wooden hearts from the craft store for tracing and I overlapped many of the shapes.

hearts sketch - pencil outline

2.Β  Add random lines to create small sections in each of the hearts.

It’s best if your pencil marks are light so that erasing later will be easy. My dark lines here were difficult to clean up. I don’t think I will make that mistake again…Β  πŸ˜‰


hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

3.Β  In each section, drop in a doodle pattern using a pen.Β There are no rules and no mistakes. You decide what goes where and what size pen you will use.

I have a few books full of zentangle ideas and inspiration. I enjoy selecting which patterns to use and where to place them in my piece. There are lots of resources online where you can find inspiration as well.


hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

4. Continue to fill in more sections. Take your time and enjoy the process.

I usually sit on my bed with a big clip board on my lap to rest my sketch book on while I work. I find it very relaxing to have the television on in the background while I doodle.


hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

For something this large, I will spend a number of evenings working on different sections. I usually limit my time to an hour or so. It is really fun to see it come to life.

I love that doodle sketching is something I can easily pick up and put down. I can work at whatever pace I choose.

hearts ink doodle sketch

5. Final clean up once all sections are filled in

–Β  gently clean up any pencil marks with an eraser
–Β  fill in small lines or areas that need a little more ink
– add a little shading in a few places using a pencil

I love how each piece is so unique and personal. I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. It is always good to find some time to play.

Until next time, share a smile and doodle on! πŸ˜€

Patty AnneΒ πŸ’™

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Summer Bliss doodle

A fun watercolor and ink doodle your way today.

Happy Thursday, friends! 😊

floral ink and watercolor

Summer Bliss – 12 x 18 inch watercolor and ink

Another practice with big loose floral shapes and some fun ink doodles on top.

The watercolor base served as the inspiration for my ink sketching. My goal was to vary the size and shape of the ink doodles and to just have fun.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne πŸ’œ

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Thursday – Doodle Swirls

A little doodle that I’ve been working on for a few weeks.

Happy Thursday, friends!

ink sketch - doodl swirls

Sometimes its hard to know when to stop.

I wanted to leave enough white space in the swirls and not over do it.

It feels right now, I finally put down the pen.Β  πŸ˜„

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne πŸ’™

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