I was just cleaning out the trunk of an old vehicle that we have had for a long time and am getting ready to put out to pasture, sell for parts, etc. Deep in the trunk, I found an old reporters' notebook I used when covering municipal meetings. Throughout my life, whether it's high school, college, or the so-called real world, I've always doodled in notebooks. I pay perfect attention to whatever is going on, but I absolutely MUST doodle if I have a pen in hand. But hey, even with high school notebooks full of weird doodles and very little actual note taking I still had a 4.0, so there! Above, you can see that alongside some drawings of a magical candyland and a frilly ballgown, I've written "tinker with TDR section , set up methodology for contributions to centralized recreation." Sounds exciting, no?
This is a segment of one of the paintings that grew out of these doodles -- a lot of snow and candy witches.
I think this was the doodle that led directly to that painting actually.
This is my personal favorite. A peacock made of spirals with the words "traffic signal" under it. That is my attempt to make the mundane world exciting I guess!
"Police cars at low cost - advertising on cars" - alongside a woman in a fancy hat and frilly dress, of course.
A candycane witch with hearts all over her dress, and "land development ordinance ... historic pesticide residue."
And here's where I just gave up on note taking completely and went to Candyland! Maybe this was before they even got started at the meeting.
I usually saved the notebooks with the good doodles in them, so I might uncover more.
Meanwhile I finished listed some prints over on Etsy, so I have a whole bunch there now with more to come!