I am super excited to share today's Doodles Unleashed online book tour stop with you because I'm vising my new fabulous doodling pal, artist, designer and author of Creative Doodling and Beyond, Stephanie Corfee!! Every time I visit Amazon, I would see my book paired with hers as "Frequently Bought Together", so I ventured out to her website and found a vibrant, creative soul..instantly fell in LOVE with her artwork. It's colorful, inspiring and simply beautiful. So when I started planning my book tour, I sent her an email to ask her if she'd like to join in the party and she said YES!! We spoke on the phone for over an hour and it was like talking to an old high school pal.:) she's such a sweetheart! I love that art brings people together, I definitely have met wonderful people through sharing my art.
Our books definitely go hand in hand. You will LOVE every page of Stephanie's book, it's full of creative doodling exercises, examples of her gorgeous artwork and lots of room to PLAY with pages you can practice your own doodles. It's a MUST HAVE for inspiration and great techniques.
So we brainstormed the idea of doing an East coast meeets West coast collaborative doodling project and I asked Stephanie to start with one of her fabulous painting techniques and film it. She sent me over the video and artwork...look at this gorgeousness...
We work in a very similar fashion, painting serendipitously, the brush dances across the page, getting lost in vibrant colors and mark-making. I loved watching Stephanie’s painting process and decided to incorporate her painting into my artwork. After you finish reading my blog, head on over to Stephanie's blog to hear more about her process and see her FAB, colorful artwork!!
a little about my creative process...I printed out Stephanie's painting on my inkjet printer and cut out free form shapes with a craft knife. Next up, I painted a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media 300 series paper with Creative Imaginations Luminarte Silks , let it dry, then used Collage Pauge Glossy to adhere the cut pieces to the painted surface. The Girlie Glam doodle was done with a size 1 round brush dipped in Speedball India Ink. More layers of paint were added...
I put together a fun video to share our artwork...take peek at a time lapse of our doodling collab...techniques you'll find in our books. enjoy the inspiration!
++++++++++++Stephanie's doodle jumpstart card++++++++++++
Stephanie's doodle jumpstart---> DOODLE an imaginary bouquet of flowers from an aerial viewpoint...use your imagination, let the daisies be fuchsia and the lilies have zigzag stripes...your wonderland fantasy centerpiece.
Thank you Stephanie for sharing your lovely, creative self with all of us!! :) xoxo
visit both our blogs for a chane to win our books!!
Stephanie and I are both giving away one copy of our doodling books. You have a chance to win both..leave a comment on my blog answering: What is your favorite tool to doodle with? Then head over to Stephanie's blog to leave a comment answering her fun question and check out her art! We'll each pick one winner at random. The giveaway closes on Saturday, March 10 at 12:00pm PT. good luck! COMMENTS CLOSED.