People in my Pen


My mother lives in an assisted living facility and I spend quite a bit of time with her. Most week-day mornings I have breakfast with her. The home always has a ‘seek and find’ puzzle and we work on them while waiting for our breakfast.

Once I’ve done the puzzle, I turn the paper over and do some quick scribbles of whatever comes out of the pen that day. Mom’s friends find it entertaining to watch, and usually one or the other of them claims the drawing for themselves.

I don’t have a camera phone, but happened to have my camera on hand yesterday morning, so I took a photo of my scribbles to share with you.

Honestly, I never have any idea what I’ll draw ahead of time – I just start until something starts to form, and then usually build on that idea. There were people in my pen yesterday.

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

9 thoughts on “People in my Pen

  1. I think it’s nice that they take your drawings to keep. I know how important it is for them to feel a connection. my mom. your mom. I get it. ❤ you are a good woman

  2. I love that you do this with your mother. I am a little disappointed because when I checked my pen I didn’t find any people at all. I did find a few tangles though so I guess I’ll just have to check different pens until I find people, or maybe cats!

  3. What a sweet story. I wish I had things coming out of my pencil so easily. When it comes to a blank piece of paper, most times I am a deer in headlights. These are wonderful!

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