OK, it's been just over a month since my last post... that's the thing with me, I start something, get very very excited about it, then fizzle.... I don't want to fizzle on doodling, actually I THINK about it most days, I often watch videos about other doodle artists on YouTube. It's time, oh yes each and everyone of us has the exact same 24 hours in a day, and we can do what we really want to do... so I really want to doodle more, so I'll have to MAKE the time, or rather, dedicate a chunk of time each day (or at least several X a week) to doodling, even if it's just a little doodle.
So the other day, I was thinking, something I do quite often :)
I was thinking about how to "train" my eyes to see more patterns, patterns that can be translated to paper for doodling. As I was thinking this, while sitting in the truck waiting for my friend to get out of the doctor's office, I could see a couple of things that inspired me, unfortunately I didn't have pen or paper one... bummer.
I have no excuse though, I purchased a couple of small journal art pads, these are very portable, small enough to carry around... I just need to DO IT. So, I'm thinking (again) about looking for patterns in everyday things, and putting pen to paper at least once a day, whether I leave the sky castle or not, even if I have to look up things on the internet for inspiration, photos of architecture, plants and such. I see these great doodles posted online (I'm subscribed to several very good doodle sites) with step by step instructions on how to do them. As usual, I'm thinking several steps ahead of where I should be, of course there is nothing wrong with making plans, but I need to do the beginning and intermediate steps too, I can't just jump to the end... I have been wanting to make my own doodle patterns, but for now, I'll just work on getting something on paper, something, anything...
Perhaps I need to start carrying a bag, something I haven't done in years, and years, and years... I used to work in retail, all retail stores have some sort of security in place having to do with employees carrying purses or bags, they either rifle through your stuff as you leave, or they make you carry a clear purse/bag... when I worked for a store that forced their female staff to carry clear purses/bags, I pretty much quit carrying a purse, I wasn't going to always carry a clear purse and I wasn't going to switch out purses, so I pared down my stuff to one little wallet that I could carry in my back pocket. That's pretty liberating, not having to carry a huge purse/bag full of useless stuff that you think you can't live without... if I could only do that with my life... but that's another story :)
Anyhoo, a bag, boy that's a toughie, that's the easiest way I could always make sure I have pen and paper handy to doodle at large, but having not carried one for all these years...
OK, enough chattering, sorry I don't have any pictures to upload, I'll get something asap. I'll work on finding patterns to put to pen and paper and get those posted.