Doodles and Jots

I'm Ann from www.doodlesandjots.com where I blog about nature inspired creativity for kids plus some practical mom stuff too. My life long passion for art and my twenty years experience as a product designer has provided me with the skills and process I draw on for my posts and illustrated stories. I live on Cape Cod with my musical husband and inquisitive kids. I love being a mom and exploring, learning, and creating together!

An Apple for the Teacher

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Bubble Wands with Natural Materials

Vines look for things to wind around and when the can’t find something, sometimes they turn and begin...more

Freeing Birds

…from my camera I finally got around to downloading several months of pictures from my camera. There were lots of birds in there who are now happy to be free! Click to view slideshow ....more

Little Stars

There are tiny star shaped flowers hidden in our grass. You would miss them if you were in a hurry. They reminded me of HOW TO CATCH A STAR by Oliver Jeffers, one of my kids favorite author/illustrators ....more

Fun with Magnetic Building Sets

VERY IMPORTANT! Make sure you do not have a recalled Magnetix set! To be sure contact Mega Brands at (800) 779-7122....more

Diamond Craft

I once worked with a woman who had the largest diamond I have ever seen. It was pear shaped and twinkled like crazy under the conference room lights. It honestly prevented me from concentrating sometimes! ...more

Butterflies and Thistles

Sometimes nature wants to tell a story if we...more

Printable Graph Paper

Today is my husband’s birthday and...more

Mama Squirrel

I saw a mama squirrel rescue her baby the other day! I saw a squirrel in...more

Join My Litter Patrol

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