Join me for the February 2018 Doodle Challenge. The theme for February is “Sweet Treats”.
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Every month on Instagram, I host a doodle challenge called Oodles of Doodles. In recent months it has grown to be a pretty big challenge with a lot of participants. So, in January I brought on a co-host, @bulletjournaljunkie.
We were discussing February themes and were getting stuck on Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras. Both are fun and would have great prompts, but we were trying to avoid an overly generic theme. There are a lot of people who aren’t super thrilled about Valentine’s Day. Honestly, I don’t blame them. My fiance and I have never really celebrated it.
Back on topic. The theme, sweet treats, was brought to our attention by one of my followers on Instagram. In 2017, I did a food-themed month and it was probably one of my favorites. I love all things food. Eating food. Drawing food. Thinking about food. So, when this theme idea was introduced, it was a no-brainer.
We put it in our monthly poll against Valentine’s Day and sweet treats won by a long shot. And now, I get to present you with the most delicious doodle prompt list ever!
February 2018 Doodle Challenge Prompts
Either copy these prompts into your journal or save this image to your computer or phone for reference. If you want an idea of how to set up your doodle challenge, you can look at the image below for inspiration. I like to use a calendar layout and then write all of my prompts along the right-hand side of the page. This allows me plenty of room for doodling and quick reference to the prompts.
Also, check out some of the other setups by participants in previous challenges.
However, you are free to set yours up however you like. And, if you would prefer to print out a doodle grid, I have a couple in my VIP Resource Libary that you can download. There are 30 and 31 days pages available in both standard letter and A5 size.
Rules for Participation
The rules for this doodle challenge, as always, are:
- Doodle to the prompt as you see fit
- Have fun
Yep, that’s it. There are no real rules for this challenge, and I encourage you to interpret it and doodle to it however you like. No one should feel that they can’t join in on this challenge because they feel their doodle skills are inadequate. It’s all in fun.
However, if you would like to join in with the Instagram community, here is what you can do:
- Doodle to the prompt for the corresponding day, then take a photo.
- Post the photo on Instagram with the hashtag #oodlesofdoodleschallengefeb (we may change this soon. It’s such a long hashtag). Also, be sure to tag me @the.petite.planner, and @bulletjournaljunkie.
- Finally, be sure to search the #oodlesofdoodleschallengefeb hashtag for other entries, and show them some love as well. We want to be a community that supports and encourages one another.
Improve Your Doodling Skills
I often get messages and comments from people who want to join the challenge, but don’t feel like they can because they think they can’t doodle. I always tell them that the challenge is in good fun and it’s a great way to improve your doodling skills by practicing every day.
Want to learn to doodle with me? I have created an e-course for people who struggle with their creative confidence. With over 4 hours of tutorials in lettering and doodling, it’s a great option to fast track your learning and feel confident in your abilities. I’ve also put together a private Facebook group for students to share their projects, support and encourage one another. And., I’ll be doing Live Q&A videos in the group on a regular basis to answer any of your questions.
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