30-Day Challenge, Day 20

    Sandra SallinTwo-thirds of the way through the 30-Day Doodle Challenge. Today is Day 20 in which I am formally doodling selected Avatars in the spirit of growing, pushing boundaries, and getting outside of my comfort zone. 

    Sandra Sallin and I both are a part of the Julie DeNeen and Tammy Bleck circles. Our paths cross at various “cyber-parties.” We “see” one another. We’re polite. We may exchange a few words or two via Twitter or the comment section of a post, yet I didn’t really know her. I decided to rectify that.

    OMG! Considering the connection, I should have KNOWN she was an incredibly fascinating person. Sandra is a professional artist who:
    *became a 72-Year-Old-Blogger,
    *accompanied hubby to the south of France while he directed Picasso Summer ,
    Sandra Sallin Avatar*was kissed by wolves in the Sawtooth Mountains,
    *writes of her adventures in obsessive living, 11 guilty pleasures, and death threats made to her family while hubby was producing Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan ll,
    *wrote a loving tribute of her mother’s escape from Russia with rags on her feet,  and
    *has “hundreds of lipsticks.”

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    Sandra Sallin - January 20, 2014 - 12:17 am

    What a delightful surprise. I love your doodle of me. Thank you so much. I’d love a copy of your doodle. I feel honored! Can’t wait to tell Julie, Tammy and the gang.

    Tana Bevan - January 20, 2014 - 12:58 am

    Sandra, so glad you like the doodle. As I said in the post, you are an amazing woman who’s led (and continues leading) a delightfully rich and fulfilling life. The story of the beginning of your 53-year marriage is wonderful. So happy for you and yours.

    Cathy Chester - January 20, 2014 - 4:45 am

    I love this doodle of my friend Sandra Sallin, and I also love what you wrote about her. What a wonderful thing to do, to create a doodle of someone you admire.

    Great stuff.

    Tana Bevan - January 20, 2014 - 10:37 am

    Thank you, thank you, and thank you Cathy. Sandra has definitely (and continues to) lead a rich, full life. A wonderful thing such a life is. One I wish for you and yours.

    Sandra Sallin - January 20, 2014 - 11:10 am

    Tana I have some question about your method? Do you create these on paper? What kind of paper? What’s your preferred pen? Do you create these using some drawing program? Which one? Is this scanned in or is it a jpg? Would love a copy with of course your copyright info on it.

    So how about a doodle lesson post?

    Considerer - January 20, 2014 - 11:34 am

    Very snazzy indeed – Sandra, she has you to a ‘T’

    Tana Bevan - January 20, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    Considerer, I take your comment to Sandra as a compliment. I’ve not met her … yet. Perhaps one day. She sounds very much like an interesting, intelligent, and fun person.

    Tana Bevan - January 20, 2014 - 5:51 pm

    Sandra, in answer to your questions, doodles I post online are mixed and matched. Some are doodled directly into the computer via Wacom tablet. Others are drawn using permanent markers and then scanned. Sometimes I alter the scanned images. Sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I combine pieces of various doodles. I use Photoshop for all computer doodle work.

    When I doodle on paper, I use basic 8-1/2 x 11 copy paper.

    I’ve recently branched out and doodled directly on canvas (and actually participated in my first charity art auction which was exciting), a glass lamp (took a couple of tries till I got what I wanted and am now pleased with the result), and a t-shirt. I’ve been doodling on rocks and clothespins for a while.

    Pretty much anything that’s not done on the computer is done with permanent marker. It used to be strictly Sharpies. I still use the fine point and ultra fine point Sharpies. However, QC for its chisel point has been sketchy of late so I recently began using Staples’ brand permanent marker.

    Will definitely consider a doodle lesson post. Since doodling is something I “just do,” it’d be interesting to attempt to breakdown and/or clarify the process.

    So glad you enjoyed your doodle.