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My No-Carve Doodle Pumpkin

My No-Carve Doodle Pumpkin

Sometimes, you just don’t want to get messy and carve your pumpkin. After hearing about the no-carve pumpkin contest at the school where I teach, I couldn’t wait to give zen doodling a try. Zen doodling is a form of meditation that involves drawing various repeated patterns and shapes, resulting in quite unique and intricate designs. I practiced a few designs in my sketchbook over the weekend until I felt ready to work on the pumpkin.

I kept the pumpkin in my classroom for about a week, doodling on it from time to time and taking a break from lesson planning.


Working on the pumpkin proved to be very relaxing for me. I used two oil based Sharpies, one black and one white.


We’ll have to wait and see how I do in the contest. Either way, I feel like I won. The contest gave me the opportunity to explore a new and relaxing way to draw. I’ve now started creating my own coloring book pages using my zen doodle designs too.


Give it a try! All you need is a Sharpie, a white piece of paper, and a few moments to let your brain go. If you want to learn how, I would be happy to show you at our Adult Coloring Book Club on Tuesday nights at Emma’s.

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