Daily Doodles: Lettering

  • Daily Doodles: Lettering
  • October 1st: I want so much more than they have planned. 
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Watching Beauty and the Beast... Again... Again.)

    September 28th: Something struck us as wrong, which only meant we had not thought of it ourselves. 
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Found a quote from Ben Marcus's The Flame Alphabet that I'd jotted down in a notebook, and promptly forgotten about)
  • September 26th: Higher Education
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Just caught this phrase in a film we were watching in class, and realized how strange it is.)

    September 25th: Never is an awfully long time. 
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan)
  • September 24th: I want adventure in the great wide somewhere. 
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Watching Beauty and the Beast... again.)

    September 22nd: Gastion, you are positively primeval. 
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Watching Beauty and the Beast—One of my favourite moments in the movie.)
  • September 21st: I've still got mountains to climb on my own.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Listening to Switchfoot's "Enough to Let Me Go")

    September 20th: You can do anything but you can't do everything.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Done by request)
  • September 17th: Home
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Where I wanted to be while doodling this in a lecture class)

    September 15th: I have never known any stress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: A quote I quite like, which I actually butchered. It's supposed to be "distress", not "stress".)
  • September 13th: I go to seek a great perhaps. 
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from Looking for Alaska, a novel by my favourite author, John Green)

    September 12th: Introduction to Social Science
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Can you tell what class I was in when I drew this one?)
  • September 8th: There is no them. There are only facets of us. 
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from John Green, video blogger and my favourite author)

    September 7th: Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. 
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from Winston Churchill)
  • September 6th: Farewell to Mediocrity
    (Inspiration/Prompt: A line from Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway"—Appropriate for the back to school season, I'd say.)

    September 5th: A thing must be loved before it is lovable. (Whoops on the spelling!)
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from G.K. Chesterton—"There is the great lesson of Beauty and the Beast, that a thing must be loved before it is loveable.")
  • August 31st: Some day you will be old enough to start reading Fairy Tales again. 
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote by C.S. Lewis)

    August 29th: Breaking in the new sketchbook!
  • August 28th: If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from Carl Sagan)

    August 28th: Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from Robert Benchley)
  • August 28th: Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Ravenclaw motto—Representing my house!)

    August 25th: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from Eleanor Roosevelt)
  • August 25th: Don't forget to be awesome
    (Inspiration/Prompt: A tribute to Nerdfighters everywhere)

    August 24th: People always think something's all true
    (Inspiration/Prompt: From my favourite novel, The Catcher in the Rye)
  • August 22nd: Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from Shakespeare)

    August 21st: Life is a roller coaster ride and I don't intend on being the one screaming and hanging on for dear life.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Requested by a friend)
  • August 20th: What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: From my favourite novel, The Catcher in the Rye)

    August 16th: I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Can you tell I'm a bit Harry Potter-obsessed?)
  • August 12th: Unless
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Dr. Seuss's The Lorax—"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.")

    August 10th: If your IQ were two points lower, I'd have to water you.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: A brilliant something my friend Jay once improved in a scene for a video project, that I've never been able to forget.)
  • August 9th: The best way out is always through
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote by Robert Frost)

    August 8th (Again): The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote by St. Augustine)
  • August 8th: Just for the chance to stand in your light.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Listening to Alex Day's Good Morning Sunshine)

    August 5th: He liked it so much he ate it.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: This anecdote by Maurice Sendak—"Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, 'Dear Jim: I loved your card.' Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, 'Jim loved your card so much he ate it.' That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it."
  • August 3rd: Stop and smell the coffee grounds
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Watching an episode of Community)

    August 1st: As a child, I was an inveterate liar... As opposed to now, when I am a novelist.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: A quote from author and generally awesome person John Green, which never fails to crack me up)
  • July 30th: If you're going through hell, keep going.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from Winston Churchill)

    July 29th: Serendipity
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Just a word I've always liked)
  • July 27th: I wanna be like you.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Somehow The Jungle Book music managed to get stuck in my head despite the fact that I haven't seen it in... months. What, were you expecting years? Come on, now.)

    July 26th: Humans are more evolved: We lie.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Watching an episode of Community)
  • July 25th: A likely story
    (Inspiration/Prompt: It was the first common phrase that popped into my head!)

    July 25th: With great power comes great responsibility
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Can you tell I saw Spiderman?)
  • July 18th: And in that moment, I swear we were infinite
    (Inspiration/Prompt: A favourite quote from The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

    July 17th: The truth resists simplicity
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Only the most frequently said thing by John Green, one of my favourite people)
  • July 16th: The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order. (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from Jean Cocteau)

    July 13th: For all the right reasons
    (Inspiration/Quote: A phrase heard all too often on my guilty pleasure show, The Bachelor)
  • July 12th: What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: My favourite book, Paper Towns by John Green)

    July 12th: By all means break the rules, and break them beautifully, deliberately and well.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from Robert Bringhurst)
  • July 10th: Just around the riverbend
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Watching Pocahontas)

    July 9th: I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: A favourite quote from Mark Twain)
  • July 9th: I just don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Watching The Little Mermaid)

    July 8th: We're all in the same boat. And it's leaking.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: A favourite quote from The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea—I didn't love the book, but this quote really stuck)
  • July 8th: Hey goodlookin', why the frown?
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Joel Plaskett still manages to get stuck in my head, even though I haven't listened to his music in years)

    July 3rd: What is your problem with hard to believe?
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Taken from a larger quote from Life of Pi: "Don't you bully me with your politeness! Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe?)
  • June 29th: Cottage bound
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Drawing in the car on the way to the cottage)

    June 26th: Though she be but little, she is fierce
    (Inspiration/Prompt: A Shakespeare quote, brought to mind today after seeing Brave)
  • June 25th: Stressed & Neurotic Panda
    (Inspiration/Prompt: How my friend described herself today)

    June 24th: Do good
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Mr. Feeny's final words of advice in the Boy Meets World series finale)
  • June 23rd: This too shall pass
    (Inspiration/Prompt: One of my favourite proverbs)

    June 21st: The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: One of my favourite quotes, from Steve Jobs)
  • June 20th: As to forming any plans for the future, I could as soon have formed an elephant.
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Reviewing favourite quotes from Dickens' Great Expectations)

    June 19th: Just a little bit every day
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Something I've heard many times—Trying to remind myself!)
  • June 16th: He used to be king
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Watching Boy Meets World)

    June 15th: You are my sunshine
    (Inspiration/Prompt: It was stuck in my head!)
  • June 14th: I Have a Dream
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Watching Boy Meets World--this episode referenced Martin Luther King Jr.)

    June 13th: Wanderlust
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Just a pretty word)
  • June 11th: Knock Yourself Out
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Watching Boy Meets World)

    June 10th: Read in order to live
    (Inspiration/Prompt: A favourite quote from Gustave Flaubert)
  • June 9th: Come what may
    (Inspiration/Prompt: A favourite quote from Shakespeare's Macbeth)

    June 8th: Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Quote from Anna Lappe)
  • June 7th: Ask the birds
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Listening to Louder than Words from Tick Tick Boom)

    June 6th: Cages or wings?
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Listening to Louder than Words from Tick Tick Boom)
  • June 5th: I can believe anything provided it's quite incredible
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Reading The Picture of Dorian Gray)

    May 29th: Well, aren't you just the cat's pyjamas?
    (Inspiration/Prompt: Watching Community)