Are you ready for the December Doodle Challenge? It’s a great way to participate in the online journaling community, improve your skills, and have fun.
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This is the last Oodles of Doodles Challenge of 2017. I’m blown away by how fast this year has gone by. My kids are getting older and sassier, I’m getting older, and probably shorter. Why do the years pass by so quickly the older you get?
But there is a silver lining. December means holiday season, which means festive lights, acts of kindness, great food, and even better company. And I’m embracing it wholeheartedly, which means that in December, we are doing a Christmas doodle challenge. WooHoo!
December Doodle Challenge Rules
We are doing a Christmas Doodle Challenge for the month of December. The theme was voted for by my followers on Instagram. I give my followers the chance to vote on a theme near the end of each month. This month, Christmas took the vote over Bujo Supplies. Once it’s voted in, I make the prompts and upload the challenge to my Instagram feed and blog [you’re here!]. So, if you would like to vote for next month’s theme, be sure to follow me on Instagram.
Also, if you would like to download a printable grid for this Doodle Challenge, I have a 2-page A5 PDF download in my VIP Resource Library. It’s free to use and comes with both a 30 and 31-day option. Sign up to gain access here.
There aren’t really any rules. But I get asked frequently how these doodle challenges work. People hear ‘challenge’ and think RULES. Well, my rules are simple and flexible. You do not have to follow any of these. They’re more like guidelines… wobbly guidelines.
- Starting on the 1st of the month, doodle to the corresponding prompt for the day. Do this to the best of your ability. Remember it’s not a contest and no one is judging you.
- Take a picture of your doodle and upload it to Instagram. Hashtag the photo with #oodlesofdoodleschallengedec. Also, tag me, @the.petite.planner, so I can see your photo and leave you a comment.
- Search the hashtag on Instagram and leave some love for other people who are participating. Supporting others is highly encouraged.
- Complete one doodle a day for the entire month of December. When you’re all done, you’ll have a masterpiece of doodles.
You are welcome to copy the above prompts directly into your bullet journal or you can download this PDF in A5 size and place it in your bullet journal. Either print it on Matte Sticker Paper or use Tombow Adhesive to place the page in your journal.
With Erin… Ok, I may not be as smooth as I thought I was. But, I want to share some of the ideas I have going on with you guys. First of all, I’m so appreciative of all the people that participate in these doodle challenges. Without you, it wouldn’t be much of much of a challenge. It would be me doodling by myself. So, thank you!
Second of all, I really want to help those of you who are struggling with doodling. Whether you just aren’t confident enough to share your doodles, or you can’t get the idea you have in your head onto the paper, I want to help. So, I’ll be sharing some doodle tutorials with you guys, maybe even make some videos. Don’t bank on the videos thing. One, I have a shotty setup for filming, and two, I apparently get really nervous and lose my focus on camera. But, either way, I’m going to put together some doodle tutorials that you can follow along with step by step, along with printables practice doodle pages. You guys are rockstars, and I’m going to make sure you know it.
Also, if you are serious about improving your doodling skills, I highly recommend you check out some of the classes on Skillshare. They are fabulous and very helpful. You can get a month for free when you use my link. And you can cancel anytime within your trial, not be charged, and still finish out your trial month. I recommend the following classes:
- Doodle Art: Basics and Beyond
- You Can Draw Anything! In 3 Simple Steps
- You Can Draw Christmas Cuties!
- Learn to Draw Animals by Doodling