Monday, February 24, 2014

Doodle Swap #17 Registration Now Open


Sign up to doodle here! There is no theme for #17, so it's up to you to choose what you doodle about. The mail-out date for swap #17 is April 25, 2014. Sign ups close March 3, 2014.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Signazon.com Stretched Canvas Review

From doodle to canvas from Signazon.com
Hello everyone! The good folks at Signazon.com offered me the opportunity to review an item from their website. Since we are a community of artists, I decided I would try like to take one of my 2.5"x3.5" doodles and have it reproduced as an 18"x24" stretched canvas (gallery wrapped). SPOILER ALERT - you will be seeing a preview of my doodle series due in the mail in January 2014! ;)

The process of ordering at signazon.com is really easy, for artists - you can choose a blank canvas and place your own art. You can use your own art on all of the other products (window signs, banners, business cards, backdrops, postcards, brochures, magnets, etc.) that Signazon.com offers. I think they would be a great solution for your small business or for those of you out there that have clients who are small businesses. All the details about file sizes/specifications are on their site when you upload.

Shipped fast!
Great protective packaging.
The print was shipped very quickly and was packaged and protected very well! The color, as you can tell from the photo was phenomenal. When I scanned in my art, the scan did not reflect the actual art, so I used photo editing software to adjust my digital file to match the actual colors, so make sure when you don't just scan and send! Adjust if needed - and the Signazon reproduced that vibrant color wonderfully.

Messy corners.
The only negative to my experience would be that the corners are a bit messy. The printed canvas has a bit of cracking that led to some color flaking around the edges as well as one corner was cut a bit poorly leaving the white canvas below exposed.

Overall, I was happy with my canvas print and I have gotten many comments about how vibrant the color turned out!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Doodling since 2009

I can't believe that the very first swap mailed out in April of 2009. As we approach our 16th swap, I am grateful for all the inspiration that this group has provided. I began this project on a whim and a wish to make more time for drawing, and I am proud of what this group has become. I've seen such great things come from this and I can't wait to see what the future will bring.
Take a look at this collection of doodles! Photo submitted by Tracey Newell.

Doodle Swap 16

Mark your calendars! Registration will be open beginning October 1. Swap 16 will have a theme of Science Fiction. Join us - it will be out of this world! To sign up, click the registration tab above or follow this link.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Doodle Swap 15 Now Registering!



Click on the the registration tab above to join us for the next round of doodles!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

2012 Schedule Posted

Hello everyone! Click on the "Schedule" tab above to see the 2012 Doodle Swap Project swap schedule. After an unplanned hiatus, we are back on track. Thanks to everyone for their continued enthusiasm and participation in the fun!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May's Doodle Swap Featured Artist - Tracey Spates Newell

Our May Doodle Swap featured Artist is Tracey Spates Newell. I'm proud to call Tracey not only my co-worker, but a friend. She's also my constant cohort in artistic and crafty endeavors! Thanks to her for sharing her artist's profile on our Featured Artist page.

If you'd like to be featured, please email me for more details!