I’m rather self conscious about my doodling, mostly a private creative outlet for me. An artist friend refers to my ‘style’ as ‘primitive art’, but the well known primitive artists I’m familiar with (think Grandma Moses) are not this primitive! I’ll stick to the term ‘doodles’. I’ve always doodled…..like many doodlers, I’d doodle while on the phone, sitting in meetings, and so forth. Several years ago, while healing, I needed more color in my life and decided to take doodling ‘seriously’. Using colored pencils, I began with the geometric designs I call ‘color doodles’ then started more ‘free hand’ doodling.
For those who say they have no artistic talent, I ask…..do you doodle? Do not confuse creativity with artistic skill, creativity is something we innately have, a part of us that needs expression. There are many closet doodlers and I encourage you to come out of the closet! Perhaps that is why I share these few doodles!
A few winters ago, a fractured knee made sitting at a table or desk difficult. Couch bound with my stiff braced leg, I found drawing on an iPad is a great place to doodle!
Click to begin the slide show and enjoy the color and whimsy!