Miss Jane Miss Jane!!! What will we draw today Miss Jane?
Do you remember Mr Squiggle?
I absolutely loved that program when I was a kid! I could not wait for it to come on TV when I got home from school.
Doodles & Squiggles
It’s funny how when we are young we are taught to be creative and to do things freely without restrictions and yet as we grow older and move through the school system we become institutionalised and are instructed to do things in a more structured format. And then we begin to intellectualise and become less intuitive.
I like doodles, I like squiggles!
How many times have you sat at your desk or on the phone, with scrap bit of paper near by and you mindlessly doodle?
I still do it. There are certain recurring patterns that I doodle but now that I begun My 30 Days of Zendoodling I find myself becoming more creative and diversifying in my doodles. What does this all mean?
I’m not sure. What do you think it means?
Does it need to mean anything?
Or it just is?!
When I sat down to do today’s Zentangle I took one look at the paper I knew immediately what it would be like.
I took Mr Squiggles approach and made something out of nothing.
The borders of the square on the page which I draw for every Zentangle weren’t completely joined. I never do…. and then I did a Mr Squiggle!
Keeping it Zen
You can see from the stages that there wasn’t much to it at all. And there doesn’t need to be.
After blacking out the part I chose, I was about to add more but my intuition said that it was fine the way it was. It was complete in my eyes.
Both the art teachers I have had said the exact same thing , “you know when to stop” and “when it’s enough” .
I think art helps you tap into your intuition and develop it at a deeper level. That’s what I have experienced so far in my own personal art journey.
What do you doodle?