Original Post: June 4, 2018
Planner + Journal = Plournal - Thanks to Kell S.
I was unable to complete my doodle challenge for May but have high hopes for June. I don't have a designated list of art to draw, instead relying on what catches my fancy from my social media feeds, news stories, or perhaps even memories. I love the sea. I miss the sea. In searching for quotes for the month of June, I ran across one I think I will adopt.
I see a developing trend of not finishing the challenges I set for myself. It could be because after so many days in the month, I can't really call them "doodles" and that is something I need to correct within myself... (It's just supposed to be a g*dd*m DOODLE!) It could be because I get a little busy towards the end of the month... we'll see. I doing SPACE next month. It should be just coloring, basically. (LOL) Anyhow, I loved the things I learned this month.
June 19 - "This Japanese dragon symbolized the power of the ocean, had a large mouth, and was able to transform into a human shape. Ryūjin lived in Ryūgū-jō, his palace under the sea built out of red and white coral, from where he controlled the tides with magical tide jewels. Sea turtles, fish and jellyfish are often depicted as Ryūjin's servants."
Information from Wikipedia
June 14 - “Ten years ago, out in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, a ROV employed by the Shell Oil Company was quietly moving through the chilled, dark waters of Alaminos Canyon. It was nearly 8,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, creeping along, inspecting the underwater area around the Perdido oil platform (the deepest offshore drilling site in the world) when its operator came upon a creature that inhabits both the depths of the ocean and the subconscious mind. The strange being from below was a “long-arm squid,” a 26-foot-long nightmare with elbowed tentacles and pulsating fins that undulate in a way that says: My kind were here for eons before you, and will be here for eons after you.” - from Matthew Hart at the @Nerdist - my friend Scott showed me this one, too. . . .
June 11 - Guineafowl Pufferfish - unfinished - finished piece coming soon
June 9 & 10 - Octlantis; scientists discovered a small octopus city where members of the gloomy octopus species congregate living in dens made of sand and shells. There was a similar site discovered in 2009 called Octopolis. Story by Science Alert here
Erma has been drawing she was a small child. She received lessons in chalk pastels at age 7, taught herself calligraphy at age 11, and learned the basics of figure drawing at age 13. She became a professional calligrapher in 1995.