I have lost my blogging rhythm over the summer. I have been happily busy – so busy that “down time = mostly sleeping”. However, I have kept doodling, thanks to an app on my phone. I have found this a simple way to relax. So, once again, in the absence of any substantial words, here are some pictures:
Sometimes writing in my journal feels too much like work, so I turn to my storyboard Moleskine and doodle instead – it’s never difficult to fill a simple little rectangle with something that comes to mind. I never try to read too much into what comes out on the page and you shouldn’t either. I have to admit that some of this latest batch is influenced by Graham McCallum’s book “400 Art Deco Motifs“, which is a recent source of inspiration.
Research tells us that “doodling improves concentration” so we should all do more of it.
Want more? Here is a link to my other doodle postings.
- doodle art (doidoidagr8.wordpress.com)
- Doodle 38 | Bicycle Fun (doodlepack.wordpress.com)
- Doodle of This Week and Last (doodles.typepad.com)
I have kept journals since I was about 15 years old and they have always provided a rich fermentation of ideas that has fueled various creative projects over the years. Earlier this year I found things getting a bit stale (as they do periodically) and I switched to producing a “doodle a day” instead of expecting myself to write (they now have their own Flickr Set). This is now an occasional activity rather than a daily one but since I try to do something visual on this blog at the weekends, here are a few of the more recent doodles.
- A Doodle A Day Part II (seymourjacklin.co.uk)
- Doodles (seymourjacklin.co.uk)
- A Doodle A Day Part IV (seymourjacklin.co.uk)
- A Doodle A Day Part III (seymourjacklin.co.uk)
- A Doodle-d Interview! (kinkychinkecreations.com)
My “doodle a day” journaling has dwindled to more like “a couple of doodles a week” lately but each of the pictures below represents a few moments of reflection and unhurried leisure time. As usual I do not advise trying to read too much into them, they are only doodles after all!