Daily Doodle #63: Doodle Rider

8 1/2" x 6". Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 1/10/14. Purchase a print here.


Our most committed Scribbler, Cyndi Deaton, has started knitting quite a yarn around this doodle:

Standing outside her parents’ home, Ella looked at the vines in the distance reaching up toward the sky. She loved the way they tangled together, becoming woven into an intricate pattern of leaves and light. Her parents had read to her the cautionary tale of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, and when she was old enough, she’d read it herself. It was almost required reading for parents and their children – a warning to children carried into adulthood.

She had often wondered about the real Jack and what had happened to him. A good cautionary tale had at least the bare bones of truth strung with a bright skin of exaggeration. She’d always gotten a good laugh about the magical beans. Who needed magical beans when there were vines everywhere that grew to the sky on their own? Ella had climbed those vines herself many times as a child. But she’d never climbed to the top. That silly story had put a fear in her that she had always obeyed. Now that she was older, she’d outgrown her desire to climb for climbing’s sake, and only ventured up a vine when she needed a better vantage point for her drawing.

She gathered up her sketch book, pencils, and pens into her satchel. Ella had always been captivated by the beauty of the natural world, and loved to capture it in her sketches. Tonight, she planned on venturing out to see the desert beauty in the light of the moon. The desert blooms must be lovely in the shadows cast by moonlight.

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Daily Doodle #62: Inner Light

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 6" x 7 1/2". 1/9/2014.  Win it here.

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 6" x 7 1/2". 1/9/2014. Win it here.

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Daily Doodle #61: Prayer Dive

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 6" x 6". 1/7/2013.  Win it here.   PURCHASE A PRINT HERE.

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 6" x 6". 1/7/2013. Win it here. PURCHASE A PRINT HERE.

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From the Doodler:

I like looking at this doodle from different orientations. Some orientations make it look more like someone praying, and some make it look more like someone diving.  I compared the two experiences in my head as I doodled, and I think a prayer is a lot like a dive... without hitting the water.

 

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Daily Doodle #60: Scrap Angel

Watercolor collage. 7 1/2" x 6". 1/7/2014.  Win it here.   Purchase a print here.    

Watercolor collage. 7 1/2" x 6". 1/7/2014. Win it here. Purchase a print here.

 

From the Doodler:

I finished work today, and was ready to do my daily doodle, when I realized that I'd left most of my doodle supplies at my Open Art Studio yesterday.  At my apartment, I had a file of scrap paper, an exacto knife, and some glue; I didn't want to go out again, so I made do.  You could say, I was saved by the Scrap Angel.  

The scraps forming Scrap Angel came from an afternoon in Tucson over a year ago, when I took my friend, Tara, to the art store to get her some watercolors.  We messed around with them on a sheet of paper, using a relief, some iridescent colors, and some glazing, and I ended up with the sheet of paper we used.

The energy forming Scrap Angel is pure Open Art Studio energy -that fearless, creative freedom born inside a space filled with people of all ages making daring leaps of art.

Before every studio day, I slightly question my sanity, and yet, with Scrap Angel watching over the day, it always seems to work out. Yesterday, we had eight people, age 10-67, painting, collaging, sewing, drawing, designing, doing calligraphy, and making stained glass art! Thank you, Scrap Angel, and thank you yesterday's fearless artists. I hope to see you all again soon!

I can't resist sharing some photos of my inspiration for this one:



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Daily Doodle #59: Eyescape

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 8 1/2" x 6". 1/5/2014.  Win it here.

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 8 1/2" x 6". 1/5/2014. Win it here.

From the Doodler:

This one makes me think of a Native American proverb I've heard:

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

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Daily Doodle #58: Family Huggle

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper.  8 1/2" x 6". 1/3/2014.  Win it here  and  purchase a print here .

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper.  8 1/2" x 6". 1/3/2014. Win it here and purchase a print here.

From the Doodler:

I had a lovely visit this evening with some old family friends who I haven't seen in over a decade.  Their family has grown a smart spunky ten year old and I met some of their delightfully lively and generous cousins, one of whom took on becoming my Mr. Miyagi of football watching, hence the title.  I had such a lovely time with them, and was left with the impression of a big, colorful, accepting hug.  When I got home,  this doodle happened.

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Daily Doodle #57: Fierce and Beautiful

From the Doodler:

The talented poet, Talena Lachelle, wrote a poem about Doodle #41 Cloud Songs yesterday, and it ended with the lines,

"fists full of feathers soaring
higher, higher, higher
where no fragile butterfly dare
flutter"

This is no fragile butterfly.  Fierce and beautiful, this warriorfly emerged from her cocoon able to flutter where she dares, and live her life as she chooses.

 

From the Doodle-Song Sommelier:

I know this is supposed to be a warriorfly, but I right away saw a bat. And with the lightning I immediately thought of "Bat Out of Hell" by Meat Loaf. I think the beginning instrumental part works especially well with it.

 

Poems inspired by this Doodle:

when I went to sleep
cocooned in your love
I was fragile
I melted
the whole long day
weighed my shoulders
my mortal feet ached
my temple throbbed
I understood pain
but while I slept
you restored me,
washed away all that
I didn’t need
whispered, strengthened,
lifted my spirit higher than
I knew it could be lifted
I’m changed,
indomitable,
fierce, a
warriorfly

-Talena Lachelle

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 6" x 8 1/2". 1/2/2013. Win it here and Purchase a print here.

I awake,
Unwrapping myself from the depths of long slumber
Slowly I spread my wings
And take delight in the colors
As they catch the light
I ready my wings behind me
As I step forward to face the day
My wings flutter, spread
And I take flight
Knowing nothing can hold me down
And nothing is as beautiful as I
 

-Cyndi Deaton

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Daily Doodle #56: Love Letters from a Bashful Tree Nymph

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 8 1/2" x 6". 1/1/2013. Win it here. and Purchase a print here.

New Years Questions  from the Doodler:

What messages will you receive in the wind this year, and who are they coming from?

What if all those beautiful fall leaves the wind carries towards us, are really love letters from a bashful tree nymph?

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Daily Doodle #55: Wishes and Hugs

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 6" x 7 1/2". 12/30/2013.  Win it here or Purchase a print here.

Two kindred souls look out over the close of one year and the dawn of the next, reminiscing, acknowledging, creating, and cuddling.

Or perhaps this is Day and Night- two gentle souls who meet for a snuggle every dawn and dusk to share their different lives, and the tales of their watch.

In either case, this New Year's Eve, I hope you rub souls with loved ones, and find humor and grace in being together. I hope you wish for your wildest most cherished dreams, and hug the life you've got!

 

Daily Doodle #54: A Playground of Everyday Miracles

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 6" x 8 1/2". 12/29/2013.  Win it here.

Thoughts from the Doodler:

This doodle of swirling lines evolved into a whole ecosystem, each piece stretching  and reaching out to support the growth of another piece.  The forces that support our growth are often hidden and mysterious, and like parts of this doodle, might not make any sense at all. I've always been curious about why each branch of a tree chooses that time and place to depart the trunk and set off on its own.  If there is a point to this whole "being gig", perhaps it is simply to discover and fulfill our own unique potential, and in making the whole more beautiful and true, we become part of that wondrous armature supporting and calling forth the mysteries of life. 

Also, as this doodle was coming to be, I realized one of my joys as a visual artist is creating a  playground for your eyes.  I hope you enjoy it!

From the Scribblers:

"Bodies playing and singing
to the earth we were born to
be entwined with."
-Sarah B.

"Eliza Furmansky, this doodle is awesome! I don't have a title for it, but it makes me think that in order to live on this planet the best way that we can, we must choose to live as if all organisms are one. We need to make choices that benefit every living thing, not just humanity. That message seems to be very hazy right now." -Sarah Q.

"We set feet upon our paths.
Unexpectedly, other hands reach out to give aid.
We turn and look into the face of a stranger.

In that face, we see echoes of our own striving.
Stranger becomes friend,
And intertwined we become stronger.
Each connection raising us higher,
Closer to our goal.


Hold out your hand and I’ll hold out mine. Together we can achieve more than we could alone. And when someone takes your other hand, and another takes mine, again we will grow. Our reach will expand. We will be more, do more than we could alone. As hands continue to join, we will be more than we ever hoped to be. And miracles will be manifest." -Cyndi D.

"Caring hands and flowers of Hope - The whole world can be a playground of everyday miracles - even if you're not a Djini. Another colorful public service announcement from Eliza Furmansky." -James L.

"As for titles, I just thought "Faith" when I saw it." -Mario G.

"I like this piece because it's so colorful and whimsical. What a great way to start a Monday morning!" -Astrid V.

"Beautiful. You can't ever underestimate the power of a helping hand to foster the growth of gorgeous flowers." -Hilary P.

"Where ground and sky hold hands." -Elijah H.

Thank you for visiting The Daily Doodle! I hope you're a little inspired and nourished, and that you visit again! Enjoy your day!

~Eliza

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Daily Doodle #53: The Mentor's Gift

Watercolor on paper. 6" x 8 1/2". 12/27/2013. Win it here.  Purchase a print here.

Titles and Captions From the Scribblers:

"Her mother had warned her not to trust the bird people, but when she looked into Jose's eyes all her mother's warnings fled from her mind." -Elijah H.

"A divine love. Isis and Quetzalcoatl meet halfway between their homelands to enjoy an intimate rendezvous beneath starry Atlantlean skies." -James L.

"Warm from the winter's weather in an angel's wing..." -Valerie

"Gonna wrap you up in my love" -Karri M.

"Here's what this couple said before this Daily Doodle was painted. I wrote it down word for word. I was there, so you can trust me on this...
He: "What should we go to the costume party as?"
Her: "I think you should go as a white feathered bird."
He: "Ahh, like an albino Hawk? Done. I think you should go as Cleopatra, but only wearing some beads and girlie stuff in your hair, and nothing else."
Her: "Hmmm... I'll think about that.""
-Casey M.

Thoughts from the Doodler:

In the third stage of Joseph Campbell's "Hero's Journey Cycle," the hero, who has been called upon to leave the ordinary life for adventure, meets her mentor, a source of wisdom and encouragement, before crossing the threshold into the perilous unknown.

I imagine that moment with the mentor, like being in the eye of a storm, quiet and serene, held safely in silver wings, gaining confidence and resolve for the journey ahead.

 

A brief conversation between the Doodler and the Doodle-Song Sommelier:

Sommelier: Long flowing hair, long flowing feathers, wing wrapped around to make the shape of a heart -- this is rock opera power-ballad stuff. I think the song for this is "Angel" by Aerosmith.

Doodler: I'm seeing the third stage of Joseph Campbell's "Hero's Journey Cycle," but what do YOU see?

Sommelier: I wish I knew you saw it that way when I chose the song. I actually toyed with "Set Them Free" by Sting and "Free As a Bird" by The Beatles. I didn't pick them because I thought they were too lesson-y. I wanted something that captured more of the relationship I saw in this. So "Angel" by Aerosmith is still definitely my pick; but. if you see it more as a mentor-student relationship, one of those might work better for you.

Doodler: I love it with Aerosmith's Angel. Because these are doodles (which I define more by their improvisational nature than by anything else) my thoughts on them are interpretations not intentions, so have no more inherent veracity than any other thoughts or interpretations of them. In fact, much of my joy stems from discovering my art through other people's eyes who have completely different perspectives on it than me. Also, creating them and sharing them in a single day, means I am often far too close to see all that it could mean anyway. So far, responses to this doodle have ranged from comical to mythological. Stick with the Aerosmith, Trusted Sommelier!

And the real treat that comes with this doodle, is a story, scribbled for it by Cyndi Deaton. Enjoy!

Rosca knew she was in trouble when she walked into the room. The eyes of the men narrowed as they saw her step forward. She wore the battlements of a warrior, and with her slight shape, the garments seemed awkward and overwhelming on her. But they weren’t. She felt more at home in these clothes than she did in the robes that she’d been raised to wear. But that didn’t mean that these men saw her that way.

“What do you want here, young woman?” asked the Elder. He was the highest authority present, so Rosca addressed herself to him.

“You called for a champion to fight for the woman you hold prisoner.” The woman in question wasn’t even in the room. The deadline for a champion to step forward to defend her honor was today, and these men didn’t even see fit to have her present to see if someone would step up.

“We did. But you are not a champion. You are a woman in a champion’s clothes.”

“I am willing to stand up for her; the clothes do not matter. It is what is in my heart that does.”

(Read the rest of Cyndi's story here.)

 

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~Eliza

Daily Doodle #52: The Missing Pieces

Watercolor collage. 6" x 8 1/2". 12/27/2013. Win it here. Purchase a print of it here.

From the Scribblers:

"This makes me think of how all of our life experiences, all of the people we've met etc are pieces of us and we share those experiences with the world through art, music, advice, etc. I like it! And I like that the pieces are pinkish, like little flowers!" -Dea A.

"There are no missing pieces" -John B.

"Sometimes it's difficult to figure out where the pieces of our lives fit." -Elijah H.

"Totally Puzzled" -Chris M.

"This is a very beautiful doodle. I feel sad, though, looking at it, because the person is losing pieces of her/him self, and the poignancy of the two pieces at bottom left that don't actually fit together. The holidays are wonderful for so many people, but lonely and difficult for others." -Jessica G.

"I walk through the world,
Pausing to smell a flower,
See a new place,

Read a book,
Meet a new person.
Each new experience
Becomes a piece of me
Filling in what I am missing.

And in return,

I fill in missing pieces in the world."  -Cyndi D.

From the Doodler: The idea of making little jigsaw watercolor pieces and playing with them metaphorically came from last night's doodle.  I'm thinking of having this image made into an actual jigsaw puzzle. What do you think?

From the Doodle/Song Sommelier:

I learned of a song I didn't know of before because of this doodle. I found one new piece knowledge out of all my missing ones. First, I thought of "Jigsaw Puzzle" by The Rolling Stones -- great song, but totally wrong for this. I thought of "Fortress Around Your Heart" by Sting -- better, but still not right. Then I thought how this reminded me of The Sorcerer's Apprentice from Fantasia somehow -- and that music works pretty well with it. But it still wasn't thematically right. Then I thought, "You know what, why don't I just search for songs about puzzle pieces?" I found a song that is thematically identical to this doodle, and just the right fit for it: "Missing Piece" by David Choi.

 

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Daily Doodle #51: Pieces

 

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 6" x 6 1/2". 12/25/2013. Win it here.

 
 

From the Scribbler:

My heart is yours.

I thought yours
belonged to me.

As you leave, my heart breaks.
I bend down to pick up
the pieces of my broken heart,
and find pieces that are not mine.

Perhaps leaving hurt
more than you dare to say.

From the Doodle/Song Sommelier:

A sad doodle needs a sad song. (They probably don't even have enough pieces to get that puzzle back together.) Almost, immediately, I thought of "The Littlest Bird" by The Be Good Tanyas.

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Daily Doodle #50: Christmas Eve Eyes

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. Approximately 5" x 8". 12/24/2013. Win it here.

From the Doodler:

I think my favorite thing about this doodle was the little guy sitting next to me making his own doodle.  It's a sparkly sunset orange doodle with him and Kirby standing on the roof of a house between two big trees. I loved hearing his excitement exploring with my iridescent watercolors: "This would make great dragon scales. Ooh, look at THAT!...." It totally reconnected me with the spirit of play and exploration at the heart of The Daily Doodle Project. I hope you're all reconnected with something important to YOU today. Enjoy your day!

From the Scribbler:

With wishful eyes, he watches the family gather. Hidden among the boughs of the tree, he watches the young ones run and squeal in delight. He sees the knowing looks and conspiratorial winks passing between the older ones.

He watches as colorful packages are torn open, spilling their contents among the bits of paper and ribbon; each revelation pulling another squeal of delight, another spark of joy. He watches as the colored paper piles high, and the precious treasures mound even higher. The traditions of this culture are foreign to him, but love and laughter are universal languages, and he drinks in the familiar feelings with a sigh of recognition.

When the packages are emptied, the room still feels full to overflowing with love and contentment. He looks upon the colorful destruction laying at the foot of the tree and wishes that the feelings that surround him could be wrapped up in a package and tied with a bow; held safely for all time. But nothing can hold back the passage of time; and feelings fade with time, losing their hold on the hearts that contain them.

And with a touch of sadness, he turns to leave, and the day draws to a close. -Cyndi D.

From the Doodle/Song Sommelier:

The song for this is unquestionably "The Trees" by Rush. -Dan A.

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Daily Doodle #49: Lava Lamp Dreams

Watercolor on paper. 5" x 8 1/2". Win it here.  Purchase a print here.

From the Scribbler:

Stretching
Touching
Reaching
Connecting
Floating within
The vast expanse of
What is known
And unknown
Finding that
The most unknowable
Is within
Ourselves

From the Sommelier:

This one is interesting because it really subsumes whatever song you pick for it. I tried several myself, and they all work. This first reminded me of nebulas. So I tried some stuff from Vangelis to go with it. It worked. I tried Cyndi Lauper's "Above the Clouds" with it. That worked too -- made it feel more uplifting. I tried Dave Brubeck's "Stardust" with it, and that made it feel sadder and more wistful. In the end, I wanted to give this more "oomf" and make it feel bigger with the music to get that feel of creation of joy. So I'm going with Beethoven's 9th as my pick for this. I think the first minute of it works especially well with this.
 

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Daily Doodle #48: Joe's Magical Jo

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 5" x 7 1/2". 12/22/13.   Win it here.    Purchase a print here.

I doodled this one after getting off the phone with one of my oldest friends (since 4th grade) who had brilliant red hair and worked at Trader Joe's for a decade+ while making music, theater, and becoming an acupuncturist in San Francisco. He, however, has a lot more hair on top, and I've never seen him with a 'stache, or such an abundant goatee.

It's also one of my brother's birthdays today; so there's a secret homage to him in here as well.  I hope he woke up and enjoyed a tasty cup o' jo this morning with his awesome wife before hitting the slopes, which seem to be floating in his mug today -beautiful slopes, covered in powder. May it be so. Wishin' you a magical-mug-of-dreams-coming-true-jo for every day this year.  Happy Birthday, Nikolai!

 

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Drawing will be the evening of 12/23.

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Daily Doodle #47: Two Bug-Building-Bots Going for a Walk

Ink on paper. 5" x 5". 12/21/13. Win it here.

I wonder what these two little Bug-Building-Bots are discussing as they stroll? And what their footsteps sounds like...

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Drawing will be the evening of 12/22.

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From the Scribblers:

"'How much farther?' Baby asked. 'Is it miles and miles to home?'
'No,' answered Daddy. 'We are just walking around the block.'
'Can’t we just walk around you?' asked Baby.  'That would be the same thing'
Daddy had to think on that one as they continued their way around the block, the echoes of their footsteps bouncing between them; the buildings settling in creaks with each step."' -Cyndi D.

"I love the wings of the leftmost bugbot, the right guy looks a bit downhearted." -Jessica G.

"Title: Rise to the Top
I see 2-Butterflies being choked out of nature and morphing into the ever growing Mega Structure City, with 1- Butterfly not quite adapting to its new form, while the other Embracing the change and -"Rising to the Top"!
" -Russell S.

 

From the Doodle/Song Sommelier:

"I have two songs for this one. These are clearly some kind of building-bug transformers. I needed music that sounded like clanging buildings transforming into moving creatures. I think Beck's song "Cellphone's Dead" does this. And a few of the lines in his word salad of lyrics complement what's going on this scene. If I had to pick one song, "Cellphone's Dead" would be it. I'm including another song, though, because of the relationship between the two bugs. The little one is looking at the big one with a look that is a mixture of awe, reverence, and fear. Meanwhile, the big one is looking like some sort of condescending and conceited hero. Is he a super-hero or a super-villain? It's for this reason that I'm also including "Spider" by They Might Be Giants. It works too."

Daily Doodle #46: Time Traveling Sparkle Dance Party

Ink on paper. 5" x 7 1/2". 12/20/13. Win it here.

Today's date is the address on this time traveling sparkle machine dance party.  Funny, since the Holiday "Sparkle Party" I'm going to is tomorrow night... can't argue with a time traveling doodle, though. Then again, I'd be awfully disappointed to show up bedecked in sequins and glitter at the wrong date.

From the Doodle Scribblers:

"Calendar pages flip madly
as our funky, sparkling,
digital dance party
slides through the inevitable last page
into the wild possibilities ahead." -Cyndi D.

From the Doodle/Song Sommeliers:

"This one was tough. I tried quite a few songs. This piece has definite digital elements to capture with the date and rectangles on our time machine. But the there's a natural element too with the sky and the moon and clouds and evergreens. And there's a window into this other pink and wild world. At first I really wanted to go with Derezzed by Daft Punk because it starts with some outdoor thunder sounds before it gets digital. But I associate it too much with Tron, and it really is just a little too digital sounding for this piece (which is why it works for Tron). In the end, I thought Star Guitar by The Chemical Brothers captures the sense of journey and other-worldiness of our time traveling sparkle dance party -- and that's my pairing for this piece."

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Daily Doodle #45: Blossoming

Watercolor and permanent ink on paper. 5" x 7 1/2". 12/19/13. Win it here. Buy a print here.

Much of my joy from this doodle came from the ideas that "blossomed" out of others on seeing it.

"My first impression of this was seeing a colorful djini bursting forth, eager to show his gratitude for his new freedom by seeking to perform miracles throughout the world." -J.L.

"Magic, Mystery, Beauty." -K.M.

From the Doodle/Song sommalier: "This one was an easy one for me. I needed an ethereal song with an explosion of color. I don't know if you meant it this way, but I see the red color as a heart with an end chewed off. So I needed the theme of love too. So I'm going with "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" by Donovan: " -Dan.A.

"It reminds me of a cup of coffee with love pouring out of it It does look like a heart!" Dea.A.

"A pinch of this for flavor; a splash of that for body. I stir - allowing the flavors to mingle, the textures to blend. I inhale; the steam a heady blend of scents. I pour some into the cup and set it before you. You lift the cup to your lips, and I watch as the first taste slips past your lips. My eyes catch the curve of your smile, and my heart warms." -Cyndi.D.

"Lucy, but from a vase...." -J.G.

"Rainer Cherry Bomb!!!" -E.H.

What do you see blossoming?

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Daily Doodle #44: Four Ninja Fish

Permanent ink on paper. 6 1/2" x 4". 12/18/13. Win it here.   Purchase a print here.

Can you find them?

I'm making a new piece of art every day until November 5th, 2014, and giving it away.

To win this original painting, share this link on your facebook page and tag or message Eliza Furmansky Fine Art  so I know to put your name in my daily lottery jar. 

Add a title, story, lyric, or thought inspired by this doodle, and I'll put your name in twice! I LOVE reading your thoughts! Thank you.

Drawing will be the evening of 12/19.

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