It is almost Thanksgiving, and I thought I’d post a doodle to say thank you to all the readers who continue to visit this blog and engage in conversation. Even though I have not published new posts consistently, I still consistently refine and review old articles to make sure they are timeless. More than a blog this is becoming an on-line book, and the format seems to be resonating with my readership. So, thank you for your continuous support.
I scribbled this doodle on my Moleskine during a very long and very important meeting. It started with the two shells in the middle, and evolved in many different directions, according to the direction of the discussion in the room. Looking at it, I could tell you exactly what we were talking about when I was drawing different parts of this composition, and I will remember it for a long time. That is the surprising power of doodling.
I like to draw my meetings doodles on nice heavy paper using very specific pens, but anything will do in a pinch. I scratched this doodle during a meeting at a conference room at a Marriott, on one of those hotel-provided notepads. The paper is inexpensive, ruled, and has a hotel logo on it. The pen is a cheap ballpoint, designed to be used a few times and get lost at the bottom of a carryon bag. But doodling doesn’t require anything more than that; the beauty of it comes from the unconstrained freedom of expression generated by a stream of consciousness. ...
It’s Doodle Tuesday again!!
This doodle started as a tangled rope and ended up being some sort of squid from the depths of some nightmare. This is also the first doodle that I publish from a new reusable Notebook that I just purchased and really liked. The notebook is the , which has a leather hardcover. Really sleek-looking and the “paper” is as good as the Everlast.
It’s Doodle Tuesday again!
As you might already know, I switched to a reusable notebook and Frixion pens a few weeks ago, and I still love it. I don’t think that I’ll go back to a Moleskine and conventional indelible ink anytime soon.
Now, looking at my most recent doodles, the underlying theme appears to be “gaping holes,” or something like that. I am not sure why. My subconscious makes that kind of decision without giving any explanation to my conscious.
This Tuesday doodle is part of that series (the first one I publish). What do you think? ...