Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I've been thinking a lot about this blog. About trying to come up with things to say and share. Sometimes I have a block. Last week I showed you my garden plan. Which is, more or less, just a series of doodles. I am a champion doodler which can be evidenced on the margins of my work planners, law school notes, etc. I think it has to do with my inability to be idle.

This is how it starts.

Moleskine and Sharpies

A notebook and a fabulous collection of Sharpies. Yes, I guess I am anal-retentive (does that have a hyphen?) for having carefully arranged those. And the fact that my creativity needs to be carefully spaced on squared paper.

So in the interest of sharing more content, I thought I'd start scanning some of my doodles (when they are of interest).

This weekend I made Macaroni and Cheese inspired by a segment of the show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. And then I wrote the recipe down for prosterity, and for the sake of playing with Sharpies and doodling.

Macaroni and Cheese Scan

I'm kind of a perfectionist (it's been said a bit Type A), and I think that sometimes stifles creativity. So I'm going to try to put pen to paper more without thinking about making things perfect. I can't draw a realistic picture to save my life, but line drawings with little doodles? That I can do. If they are interesting, I'll show them to you or at least post them on flickr.

6 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

MamaLizKnits said...

I think that in this day of technology, doodling is good for the soul. No computer functions (or malfunctions), just pen and paper. That is one huge aspect I love about scrapbooking. Just the tactile nature of it.

LOVE your doodles! Post more more more!

Meg said...

you are a very talented doodler! :)

Jennifer said...

very cute!

amy said...

Nothing like a great set of Sharpies, I love'em too!

Debbie said...

I love your doodles, too. And your handwriting is beautiful!

Have you heard of zentangles? It's a form of "structured" doodling, which you might enjoy. Sadly the kit at the site is outrageously expensive, but some nice thick watercolor paper and a good quality fine-tip drawing pen would suffice and you can probably figure out the system by yourself. It might suit your need for structure, but allow you some quality doodling as well.

Anyway, doodle away, I love it!

Knittripps said...

What a great idea! I look forward to seeing more doodles. BTW, I am jealous of you nice pen collection.

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