Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Craft-a-Doodle by Jenny Doh...Review & Give Away!

Is there someone in your house who likes to draw or doodle?  If so, do I have a book for you!  May I present, Craft-a-Doodle by Jenny Doh!
Here is the scoop on this fun and interactive book and its' creative author....

Using a simple doodle as a starting point, 18 artists take you on an inspirational, crafty journey! Filled with inventive prompts designed to fuel the imagination, these 75 exercises motivate crafters to pick up a pencil, brush, or marker, and explore their artistic voice. From quick “try it” ideas using shapes and patterns to doodled portraits and contour drawings, these step-by-step projects are wild creative fun. The featured artists include Cori Dantini, who provides a “Recipe for a Face”; Flora Chang with innovative watercolor designs; and Teesha Moore who offers ideas for adding personality to doodled characters.





Jenny Doh is the former Editor-in-Chief of Somerset Studio magazine and the President and Founder of crescendoh.com. Jenny serves regularly as keynote speaker across the nation to deliver messages related to creative passion, authentic leadership, effective communication, and focused compassion. For her leadership in publishing and the art and crafting community, Jenny was recognized by Folio as one of the magazine industry's top 40 leaders, influencers, and innovators. Jenny is the author of several books, including Hand in Hand and We Make Dolls (both Lark). She lives in Santa Ana, CA.


Truth be told, I don't really consider myself to be particularly skilled when it comes to drawing but that definitely doesn't mean I don't enjoy doing it! I love to draw and doodle with the kids and Craft-a-Doodle helped enhance that experience.  What a terrific book!  There were some more simple exercises like filling a page with circles and then doodling within the circles (super great to do with the kids!!).  The kids and I are going to take this idea to another level and work on a large piece of paper together and each doodle an area of circles.  We are going to frame this piece of our very own family art!    My daughter helped me craft the Watercolored Owl one morning last week.  She is a big fan of water color and the directions in the book walked me through how to doodle an owl (by the way....the instructions were clear and concise so my owl really looked like an owl!) and then my daughter and I painted it. What fun!

This book is just bursting with fun ideas.  How about an Accidental House?  This one is a lesson on how to turn any oops doodle accidents that you don't like into something you DO like!  Or what about using pages from old books as a place to doodle??  I love, love this idea!  There are so many wonderfully creative ideas in this book that are suitable for the whole family. 

I love so many things about this book.  It helps to spark creativity in a way that allows everyone to feel like an artist.  It is also a great way to bond as a family.  We have had so much fun poring over the pages of the book and then trying out the ideas together.  If you are looking for a fun, inexpensive way to connect with your loved ones, doodling is the way to go!  This book is a pure fun for all.   Pick up your copy today on Amazon...




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36 comments:

Alita said...

Flowers, poorly.

Carl Scott said...

My doodles are usually based on the mistakes I make when making notes while on the phone. They grow circles, scribbles and curlicues until they fill the page and get tossed out.

Nancy said...

I doodle geometric shapes.

Nancy
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kelly thompson said...

i doodle stars and trees and butterflies

Katie said...

i'ma shape and landscaper doodler!

Sue Hull said...

I always doodle flowers and shapes.Thank you :)
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noreen said...

Swirls, flowers, sail boats, hills and trees

Serenap95 said...

I doodle little characters from movies.

Heavensangel2387 said...

I doodle hangman with my mom. lol!

OmahaCouponClipper said...

I doodle puppy dogs with all the kids!

Rachelle Anderson said...

I doodle zentangles

Btown Baby Bump said...

i doodle a lot of cartoonish looking figures.

Kirby said...

A lot more abstract doodles. And eyes, not full figures, just eyes.

Deanna Watson said...

my doodles are turtles. Is that weird?
xo

sunnymum said...

Funny people and lots of lines. ~Colleen

Miranda said...

hearts

Anonymous said...

i doodle palm trees
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

Becky said...

Whenever I'm on the phone I find myself doodling on anything within my reach, and I usually doodle my chidrens and husbands names or smiley faces :)

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Becky said...

I pinned this post at

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/301530137522618537/

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Wendy said...

How fun! I draw for a living and love to doodle flowers and patterns.

Sarah V said...

i doodle bubbles. really awesome bubbles. :)

mel said...

flowers

♥Heather♥ said...

I doodle flowers, snails, and butterflies.

Kim May said...

I usually doodle hearts and flowers.

Emma @ P is for Preschooler said...

Mostly just shapes!

tina reynolds said...

stick people not very well

Kellie Conklin said...

I doodle flowers, stars, my dogs, and swirlies :P I love to doodle!

brandy davis said...

Dragonflies and rainbows, with the occasional stick man.

Megan Parsons said...

I love to doodle and do it all the time! I doodle everything from awesome shapes, names, hearts, people, ect.

Renee G said...

I usually doodle flowers.

Lisa Hollinger said...

Cats, flowers, shapes, and trees

Karen Drake said...

I doodle names while I talk on the phone.

Anonymous said...

Circle-y things, like curlicues!

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Anonymous said...

Circle-y things, like curlicues!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Mihaela Day said...

I doodle flowers and trees :)

Susan Smoaks said...

i doodle my family and my dog
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