Thursday 4 May 2017

Scribble Picnic - DOOR

Hello dear readers,

Another week of Scribble Picnic has arrived — this week's theme is DOOR.

The first image that popped into my mind was a pair of eyes staring out from the darkness behind an open door. I don't know what it is but I still seem to be fixated on trees because they found their way into my scribble again this week.

These are works-in-progress which seems to be the way of it for me lately.

Who goes there? I used Sumi ink for the darkness. I went with a bottle tree again.

Another sketch I played around with.

The 'door' theme also brought to mind a sketch I did back in 2007.

Growing up, I was intensely shy to the point that it crippled my life in many ways.  As a child, if we had visitors to our home I didn't know, I would literally hide behind a door hoping they wouldn't notice me. If they tried to talk to me, I would squeeze further behind the door.  They could be the loveliest of people but I was ridiculously shy and uncomfortable around strangers. You can read more about that in my older post HERE.

To see the work of other Scribble Picnickers for this this week, click HERE.
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Next week's theme is POTTED PLANT.

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  1. Love all your creative door sketches Serena! I was shy myself as a child.

  2. great tree texture :) I was not shy as a kid, but I didn't seek out company, I would flee to the couch or my bedroom with a book when people came over :p

    you are doing great getting these down every busy week :)

  3. I'll admit, I didn't want to look at the first drawing too long, not knowing what those eyes might belong to! Oh, but the second door, now that looks inviting!
    You certainly captured the overwhelming shyness of the girl behind the door. It's good that you were able to get past that.

  4. Ahhh, arched doorways are so cool. That bottle tree very definitely needed one of those arched doors!

  5. What precious doors in your first two sketches. Now the child behind the door is elegantly done. I can just picture you behind that door trying to be invisible. Lovely drawing.

  6. I do love doors and love taking pictures of them wherever I may be in the world. You've done some lovely sketches. I especially like the second one. I wasn't shy as a child, but did have a hard time talking to new people at first so was considered stuck up. It's a good thing we grow up and move beyond those hang ups. (And stop caring about what other people think.)

  7. these are lovely sketches, maybe not sketches, I actually think they look good like this without colors.

    have a lovely day.

  8. So wonderful Serena! I always look forward to my updates about your blog sketches!

  9. Love all the doors. That had to be so stressful to be that shy when you were young.
    Hope you all have a great weekend. :)

  10. I think people thought I was shy but I always look back at that childhood time thru two lenses. One, I just had my own world that didn't really have room for many others and there was nowhere else i wished to be and two, my mother was a stickler for social graces (and I AM glad she was) but I had to come out and visit with everyone who came to the house, and most of them were not there to see me, or even HER! It was my grandparents house!! lol I am still that way today I suppose. So caught in the inner world of creativity that I find the outer world, and many people, to be a disturbance to it more than an addition. :)

    I LOVE doors! Thank you for sharing so much of your work and your story as well!


  11. Serena,
    Fantastic sketches. I love how you work the pen. I wonder in your first sketch if you are still a little shy. But then the second one you welcome us in with an open door. I too was very shy as a young girl. I'm still an introvert pushing the envelope hoping to become more extroverted.

  12. Those are excellent sketches of doors. Love the eyes peeking out of that dark doorway.

  13. Oh these doors in trees are adorable. They remind me of fairy tales and Winnie the Pooh stories. I know what you mean about being shy. I was the same and never would speak with visitors if the came home but hid behind or tried to hide behind my mum or never came out of my room. I would be very happy to be left alone with my books or the radio. We did not have to in those days in that part of India. In some ways the ttv not being there made you more creative I think.

  14. I agree with Janis' comment above, I love your ink line work here, Serena, and aside from that, these are wonderful pieces full of imagination. I LOVE them! So great that you explored these ideas in your head, contributing this week again too. Thank you so much! Great job! I commented on your other piece on its own blog post, btw.

    Sorry to be visiting later than I would normally though. Also, btw, I did go ahead and write a post to explain the reasons for the bumpers stickers on my last piece, should you care to see that. Did not leave the option for anyone to comment as it;s just an FYI but hopefully interesting enough for the casual reader. :)

  15. Awwww I hope you're not too shy anymore! ;) Great sketches here. I LOVE the one with the eyes peering out. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week.