A secret: I pre-doodled this because 12/2/13 is full of shuttles, airplanes, trains, work, and a visit from my Mummela. I may need to do more pre-doodling in the future as well, to make this whole Daily Doodle Project fly for a whole year and still have the rest of my life work. So this is the first of many "secret" pre-doodles.
This is my first true doodle in watercolor, by which I mean, I started with a yellow swirl, watched it grow (as a doodle and a garden) from there. I was doodling outside in a desert garden in the Catalinas, and my Dad pointed out a butterfly which had landed near me, which was when all the little butterflies flew into the doodle garden.
I've noticed in my Daily Doodles that old "doodle motifs" from my past surface before I move into new doodle motifs. Some of the old doodle motifs I noticed in this doodle are the purple swirl flowers, which is how I drew roses when I was about five years old, and the butterflies, which I doodled after my Mummela's doodles butterflies when I was about ten years old. I doodled butterflies a lot in those days, as the butterfly was the symbol for creativity, at a summer camp I went to called Geneva Glen, in Colorado.
I like how the sky looks like wind currents that the butterflies are riding. -That's an example of a new doodle motif: the swirls of sky around the stars turned into wind currents. I wonder if that will emerge again in a future doodle...