Doodling Around

Hey Friends,

I like to doodle. Doodling is the only thing that keeps me sane during long meetings on Zoom. Rather than doodling on scratch paper and throwing it away, I decided to doodle in full color on drawing paper and turn the doodles into greeting cards.

I love Sharpie pens, but the xylene fumes give me a headache. So I decided to try Tombow dual point nontoxic markers. They have a flexible brush point on one end and a fine point on the other end.

Tombow markers

The Tombow markers are very different from Sharpies. The water-based colors blend, which can turn into a muddy mess if you’re not careful. And the brush point creates thick and thin lines. It’s a different look, but I can work with that. The range of colors is fantastic.

Here are a few of the greeting cards I’ve made so far. I cropped the doodles and glued them onto 5″ x 7″ colored card blanks.

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Cassandra Tondro greeting cards

After cropping I had leftover pieces, and I couldn’t let those go to waste! I added colored cardstock and made some other fun cards.

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I have a lot more cards than I was anticipating, and now I have to get busy sending them out! I didn’t realize I was such a prolific doodler.

Do you doodle? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.

With love and appreciation,



  1. I have been doing mandalas by Colorit Almost every day during the pandemic. I love the Tombow pens, too. I also do original drawings and Original mandalas with them. It’s so funny how we’re on the same wavelength, metaphysics and meditating while doodling!

    1. That is interesting that we’ve both gravitated toward drawing, doodling and metaphysics. I find the doodling addictive. I stay up late at night now because I want to do “just one more!” And my painting has really fallen by the wayside, but I don’t know why. It doesn’t interest me right now, but that doesn’t mean it won’t come back.

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