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My Daughter’s Doodle Art

I think most of us doodle during our idle times or maybe even during out not so idle moments. Anyone can doodle and does!

But you’ve got to admit, very few people can turn their doodles into art.

My daughter had a chance to review these Bic markers not so long ago and this is what she came up with.


 She first doodled on her journal and already it was looking much better than what I would ever come up with. She does love to doodle in books not just her journal; but then she doodled on these mini-canvas that came with the marker set, and now I am just blown away. It almost looks like a work of art! (indulge me, ok?) You’ve got to admit, they are beautiful, aren’t they?


 Want to try your hand at it? The markers she used to creat these were from BIC.


Durham Bimbe’ Festival




Durham, NC: On Saturday, May 16, Artists from the Durham Arts Council’s CAPS Program will join Durham Parks and Recreation in celebrating the spirit of the African community at the 40th Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival. The festival will be held at the CCB Plaza on 201 Corcoran Street from 12 noon – 9 p.m.

The Durham Arts Council will host the Kids Zone and engage children of all ages in dance, drumming, games, stories, and crafts. Under the theme “African Spirit” the Durham Arts Council’s CAPS (Creative Arts in the Public/Private Schools) solicited some of the region’s premiere teaching artists to host the Kids Zone. “African Spirit” presents dynamic hands-on activities from the deep and vibrant roots of African culture and creativity that are the basis of many American art forms.

Allison Davidson, Rachel Galper, Kamu Mimy, and Braima Moiwai, are among the many artists who will provide a fun filled day of activities highlighting the culture and traditions of African communities with our own! Children will create art and music; participate in dance and stories; and play games orginating from Africa.

The Durham Arts Council encourages you to join us at the 40th Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival. Participate and learn from master teaching artists with CAPS program as they share the same talent and enthusiasm that they bring to classrooms in Durham through teaching workshops and residencies.

Creative Arts in the Public/Private Schools (CAPS), provides an easy-to-use and effective way for educators to integrate the arts into the curriculum. Primarily a partnership between Durham Arts Council and Durham Public Schools, this 35-year program places professional artists in public and private classrooms throughout Durham, Orange, and Granville counties to provide creative and interactive residencies that stimulate and engage students in any discipline through creative arts.

For more information about CAPS, visit www.durhamarts.org/artistsintheschools or call Shana Adams at (919) 560-2718.

For more information about Bimbe, call (919) 560-4355 or visit www.durhamnc.gov/bimbe.