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Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind - Samuel Johnson

>> 1 March 2009

I am still on a high experimenting with all sorts of different art forms. Art journaling allows me to do that. After all, I have a page a day to fill. And I like them to be different.

I have recently (re)discovered doodling. Here is one example of doodles over the last two days...

I googled doodles and doodling and found an amazing world of art. I stumbled across to Zentangle (Anything is possible ... one stroke at a time). Googling Zentangle and then looking at the images results is amazing.

Doodles have the advantage of being an art form that is not thought through. One usually starts doodling on a page to pass time or because one is bored. Hence one has no final result in mind. And it is always a surprise.
Some people seem to have taken doodling to a different level though and some pieces do not look haphazard at all.

I surely will delve into it and experiment with it some more.

For those of us who are merely doodling without a plan:
Doodle analysis in a funny way.
Doodle analysis in a more serious way.

3 comments:

Stacey / Create a Balance 2 March 2009 at 01:15  

Your recent doodles are awesome. I love the idea of having a daily art journal. It is something I need to consider. I write most of my notes on my computer these days, so I have noticed this means that I doodle less. Yep - I'm now going to place an art journal next to my computer to let the creative juices flow.

leona 3 March 2009 at 11:42  

I am over the moon about your doodling and your link to zentangles. I love how doodling integrates the contemplative with the creative. I am chuckling away at myself here because I doodle all the time on scrappy bits of paper which I throw away. But now I am going to add this to my contemplative practices and even try it with different music - a Mozart doodle, a Leonard Cohen doodle, sound bowl doodles, or while sitting in different environments letting the patterns emerge of their own volition. Oh yes, I am very excited about this. Thank you so much!

MindFul MiMi 3 March 2009 at 23:28  

@ Stacey: Yes my (almost) daily art journal is fun and usually gets my creativity going (for more art, more ideas on all sorts of levels). Mine is indeed next to my pc. So, let me know how it is going.

@ Leona: Glad you like my doodles. They are really a very basic form of art (because no plan, no feelings, just plain simple doodling), but they are fun. You should doodle in a journal and keep it all. Come back again for more.

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