long story short & tutorial

Many years ago, I had a blog named Nora Clemens-Gallo it was at blogger. You know, the one that ends up “atblogspot.com”, anyway, I cancelled my account because I was having issues with it and I had so many spams that made me feel uncomfortable. After a while I thought I would activate it again so I went to do it, but to my surprise It was taken. My name did not belong to me anymore at blogspot. I went and found old comments I made on some blogs and some things I posted at pinterest with my old blog, and oh surprise again, It took me to a blog I did not recognized, but it was using my links and my name of course. That made me sad and a bit frustrated, no longer I can have my name at blogger. That’s when I decided to start another, and THIS is the one. I have found it a bit difficult to do many creative things on my site, but so far it has been very good. You may ask, why is she telling us this? Well it’s because I was browsing pinterest and I found an old tutorial of some doodles I did long ago trough my old blog and I wanted to put it back on my new one and for you to be able to see it, also because if you find it on pinterest and click at it you wont be able to find it. Now, here you will have again my tutorial and a new (old) doodle paint that you haven’t seen yet. So if you want to try this easy tutorial, here is what you will need.

MATERIALS: A canva (I used 8″x11″) a black fine point sharpie marker and acrylics of your favorite colors, water, brushes and your imagination.


1. Make some curvy lines across the canvas, and turn it and do more curvy lines.


2. Continue making lines and curvy lines until you are happy with it. Then start adding your favorite or easy drawing. (for me are doodles and flowers)


3. Keep going and filling the spaces base on your own ideas.



4. And here it’s my final result. That was the end of my last tutorial.


Later, after I posted this tutorial I started adding colors, and I did another that I think I have never show you.Time passed and my sister and nieces came to visit. My oldest niece was turning 16 at the time and she loved the paintings, so that was her present from me. At the end of this post you will see the two paintings (unfinished of course). The things she took were done. 😉



Have an amazing and very creative easter weekend.


Linking to PPF


14 thoughts on “long story short & tutorial

  1. Nora I remember you well…sorry you lost your blog. I even google searched images to see if they were still there but not many were!! Hope you didn’t lose the whole thing or all your images! Wonderful work!!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. That’s so strange that someone else could take your blog – I didn’t think that could happen! I’m glad you’ve set up another with wordpress and your tutorial is lovely – the finished pieces are beautiful and no wonder you niece wanted them!

  3. Hi Nora! Long time no see. I’m aware of your blog being used by someone else it seemed to me. I knew it wasn’t your blog right away because of the postings. I stopped going there. Glad you are back. Excellent tutorial, thank you for that.

  4. Well now some things finally become clear. I was following your blog with email, and I kept receiving posts with photographs and couldn’t understand why you weren’t posting art anymore. Since everything was written in Spanish (?) I didn’t know what was going on, so in the end I just deleted my subscription. Glad to know now that you didn’t give up art after all. Must be a weird (and not so nice) feeling having someone else use your blog. I love your tutorial and the pieces that came out of it. Makes me want to run and get my doodlebook 😉

  5. I must feel strange to lose one’s own name, sad, but good that you started again.

    Oh, I envy people who have patience to make such doodles like you do!!

  6. They are very beautiful 🙂 I really love your doodles in combination to the soft pastel coloring 🙂 I can only imaging how weird it is to find out that someone else is using your blog, but I am really happy that you found your way to this instead 🙂 Happy Easter 🙂

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