I recently found out that February 27th is National Doodle day! The aim of it is to raise money for people whose lives are affected by epilepsy and neurofibromatosis. To get involved all you have to do is doodle on a piece of A5 paper and then send it off along with a £1 donation. You can read more about it by visiting their website.
I stumbled across the Mail Me Art Project and thought it sounded brilliant! The British-based project was devised by Darren Di Lieto and over the course of a year artists took part in it by designing a piece of mail and posting it directly to him.
The artwork submitted for the project is going to be on display and for sale at London’s Red Gate Gallery from 3rd April to 9th April and a selected amount will be featured in a book. Luckily my little envelope is not only going to be in the exhibition and the book but is even featured on the front cover which is exciting!
My envelope was a good representation of my doodling style and I was pleased to see that it made it through the post and arrived at it’s destination safely! I love the whole experience of sending and receiving special letters and so I wanted my mail to be a unique gift that had been personally hand-made. Like most of my work, the doodle pattern on my envelope was an unplanned, eclectic compilation of elements, aimed at engaging your attention so that you want to explore it more.
You can read more about the project by visiting www.mailmeart.com.
I am constantly doodling in various sketchbooks and so I thought I would put a few of them into an online book. Here are a few of my favorite pages and you can view the whole diary by going to the My Doodle Diary section of my website.
I collect designer vinyl toys and was incredibly excited when I found these ‘Do it Yourself’ Munnys. Here is the first one that I did – it was really fun but quite scary as if you make a mistake you can’t rub it out!