Inspired by...the doodle.

I am a doodler. I have always been a doodler. I will always be a doodler. I dont like to dish the doodle. It gets a bit of a bad rap sometimes. Images of people chatting on the phone, pen in hand doodling on a pad of paper often come to mind when I hear the word "doodle". The dictionary also describes it as drawing or mark making absentmindedly. [caption id="attachment_535" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="a little zen time"][/caption] There can be an art to the doodle though. With a little time, thought on composition and pattern it can be an artistic learning experience.It can be a fun way to experiment with mark and line. It can be  therapeutic. [caption id="attachment_536" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="In my dreams"][/caption] I think of doodling as my zen time. A time that I just sit, draw and let the mind wander. No preconceived notion of anything. No stress over what color to paint beside another.  Just time spent solving the worlds problems one doodle at a time. All it requires is paper and pen. I am not the only one who has taken the doodle from the front of the telephone book into a form of art onto itself....Check out these beautiful drawings 1. garden, 2. Weekly Challenge No 21, 3. William Morris has a Nightmare, 4. under the microscope Need a little creative inspiration for your doodle time. Check out one of my favorite sites, Zentangles, over here This weeks doodle for Illustration Friday - mesmerize

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