Doodlemum.

Doodlemum book is six years old now!

Six years ago, a wonderful, extraordinary thing happened. Doodlemum got published in a book. Here you can see my grinning face as I signed my very first book for a friend. It felt wonderful.

So why was it extraordinary? Good question and if you have ever had the time to trawl your way back through the 2250 posts that I had placed drawings onto, you can see my journey from a shell shocked mum who just wanted to tell someone about how boring mopping the floor was.

I started Doodlemum as a way to cope with lots of things, and I still do use it as a means to talk about my funny, ordinary world in my way.

You see, when you write about things in your way, it becomes special. It grows arms and legs, pictures appear and stories happen. You stop caring about what others think and you run with your imagination and your pen.

Not only did my progress as an artist develop but my abilities and confidence did too. At the time I started the blog, I was quite depressed and very sleep deprived, there wasn’t much confidence there.

Today is a very different picture I am drawing, I have confidence in my own abilities but that doesn’t mean I go around shouting about it, I sit down and draw and write (and sometimes I do other extraordinary stuff but that will be a whole other blog that will be coming soon).

So happy book anniversary and please, whatever you do, always grab onto your dreams and if you can, run with them with all that you have because you never know where they will take you and it is always worth the risk.

Posted on February 28, 2019, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. So glad I found your blog. It is refreshing, funny and I love your “doodles”. xx

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  2. This is a great Post – good to hear that your journey has brought you rewards, despite starting in a place that was difficult at the time.
    I love looking at your sketches, they make me v happy.

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  3. It is an enormous achievement to publish a book. Well done — don’t the years go by quickly? I understand that you have a lot on your plate, but the world is waiting for book number 2, and 3, and 4, etc.
    Terry

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  4. A milestone! I love the new sidebars, by the way.

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  5. Congratulations! What a wondering feeling.

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  6. I met Doodlemum! And I love how your smile matches the joy I’ve always felt each & every time I view your most recently published post. (MY smile looks the same when I receive the alert you’ve just published a new one.). Hugs & Blessings to you for the most personal share with us all.

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