Peony and Parakeet

Notebook Drawings and Hand-Drawn Collage Pieces

Drawing on a dotted notebook. By Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet. See her bujo drawing ideas!

While preparing for a new class, I took an empty notebook and started drawing. My first idea was to decorate some notebook pages but it went further and I had a lot of fun.

Bees and Butterflies

Bees and butterflies on a dotted notebook. By Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet. See her bujo drawing ideas!

Birds and Feathers

Birds on a dotted notebook. By Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet. See her bujo drawing ideas!

Birds on a dotted notebook. By Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet. See her bujo drawing ideas!

Whale Chasing a Star

Whale on a dotted notebook. By Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet. See her bujo drawing ideas!

Fish Swimming Fast

Fish on a dotted notebook. By Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet. See her bujo drawing ideas!

Owl and Hearts

Owl on a dotted notebook. By Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet. See her bujo drawing ideas!

Drawing Collage Pieces

As a child, I loved paper dolls and die cut scrap pictures. So after drawing the many notebook pages, I thought I could make some additional elements as separate collage pieces.

Hand-drawn collage pieces by Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet.

Here are a wolf and a fox, and a delicious piece of cake! I made a cut on the cake and on the fox so that they fit together.

Handdrawn collage pieces by Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet.

Playing with Notebook Drawings

I had even more fun when I realized that I can set the collage piece on the top of the drawing so that the animal becomes even more imaginative.

Playing with hand-drawn collage pieces. By Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet.

The combination of wolf and owl is so cute, and I also like how the fox and the cake could fit in! I think my word for 2019 is Play.

Ink drawings and playing with collage pieces. By Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet.

Have some cake, and then get your notebook and start drawing!

Playing with ink drawings and handdrawn collage pieces. By Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet. Monkey eating cake.

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30 thoughts on “Notebook Drawings and Hand-Drawn Collage Pieces

  1. Please come to my house and play – what a grand time it would be. I once read that people don’t grow old and quit playing, they quit playing and then grow old. You, my friend, will live to 150! I just wish I could live as long so I could enjoy all your art along the way.

  2. Looks like fun to me! I drew a collection of women portraits when I was a teen and told my mother they were my harem, lol.

  3. You are delightful Paivi ! Such imagination, talent, and joy. Thank you for giving and sharing – Chris Thomas

  4. Paivi, I love this post so much! (Well, I love your blog in general, but this one struck me, in particular!). I was just thinking today that I just need to cultivate more Joy in my life, and playing like this is such a reminder to me! My friend Kristina and I used to draw all manner of horses/unicorns/ made-up animals when we were little, and it was FUN. I’m going for it in my plain ‘ole $5 notebook. Thank you!

  5. I love your paintings, I find your ideas and encouragement an inspiration. I don’t have the innate artistic skill that you have, but you have given me the freedom to play with and expand the skills I DO have. That being said, I have been awed by your drawings – a mixture of realism and fantasy. Please keep sharing them with us! Thank you so much, I may not respond on-line very much but please know, I listen, watch, learn and am so grateful to you!

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