Daily Doodling – From Christmas to New Year’s Eve

In December I’m drawing emotions represented for us by Mira, her heart and other friends. Here are the doodles I doodled daily for the last week of the year. Enjoy!

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

PEACEFUL

When stars light the sky and fresh snow covers the grounds.

Sounds are silenced and I stand there alone.

Smiling.

Peace.

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

RELIEVED

Her heart already feels the relief, but her mind still makes her frown. It takes a while for her to let go of the stress.

“Did all go well?” She analyzes the situations to learn from them for the possible next time.

Then her hand stops on her heart and she feels it’s bliss and relief and sees her dance.

Yeah.

It’s a relief.

I’m feeling it Now.

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

EXTREMELY FURIOUS

It took me three sketches to find the right amount of fury for Mira for this doodle! When we are furious (and the more we are) the closer our egos are to animals. We become animals who only look for survival instead of unity and understanding each other. Letting our fury out separates us from others efficiently.

But what to do then?

Bring awareness in. Step outside of your situation. Observe yourself from outside. Be gentle with yourself. Your fury has its reaons to appear, but its message is in something else than shooting daggers at others.

Is it fear that triggered it?
Or something like continued feeling of injustice…
Or something else?

Whatever the trigger was, it is the trigger that holds the answers, not the expression of this emotion.

Extreme fury is a sign that you’ve felt this trigger for a looong, long time already.

Do anything you can to help yourself pay attention to the trigger.

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

BRIGHT

Okay, first of all, I got some translation difficulties.. I know that bright also means smart and this is not supposed to picture that. But the original word in Finnish describes light or lit up. Lit up seems to say in Google translation though that a person is drunk.. And I already doodled light as feeling light (not heavy). So I chose bright for this one! Illuminated could be the right word too, but this is illumination from the inside..

Well, she’s holding a torch to put emphasis on how a peson who shines bright is illuminating the path for others too!

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

CHEERING

Wohooo!!

Life’s great!

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

FRUSTRATED

Aaargh! Sometimes, just sometimes it is soooo frustratingly slow to my ego the pace that my heart reaps the rewards.

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

HAPPY

But when I sit down and let my heart take over, it’s the happiest place in the world.

Happiness is…

I’ve challenged myself to doodle daily for a year or more again (like I did in 2015) and I will have different themes for each month.

In October

It was all about #inktober.

In November

I studied character strengths with spirit animals and wrote little stories too.

In December

The Daily Doodling was all about expressing emotions and feelings which my two sons and husband picked out for me. And now…

In January

I want to explore spending more time on one doodle at a time, so I will be spending one week on one A4 sized paper and doodle 15 to 20 minutes a day on it continuing what I’ve doodled on it already. Topics will be chosen from a random list of words created by me.

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Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap
Ooh, and in this one earlier in the fall I explored different emotions on Mira’s face by following a template from a fellow artist. So not all of them fit Mira, but it’s fun to see how recognizable she is from the ones that fit her!