Goodmorning Coffeedoodle Guest Artist Molly Colman

Roger’s Starter Doodle

HERE IS THE STARTER DOODLE (viewed on the left) that I hope will INSPIRE your INNER ARTIST to participate by submitting your takeoff on this starter doodle sketch. Please do YOUR doodle and send it on to me. Thanks for participating!

Below is the third submission to arrive. It is by an artist colleague of mine, Molly Colman. Molly used to live and create in the greater seacoast area of New Hampshire, but she now lives in sunny California.

It is especially fun for me to have other people share their doodles with me. The spontaneity of a doodle represents pure unselfconscious play. I smile as I see others marks move across the page. Your work sparks my imagination; I notice the weight of a mark or the lyricism of a gesture, and then of course, the tug between my subconscious observation and my need to name familiar shapes and to label them; a wrestling match begins between my left lobe and my right. “Let the right brain prevail! I say.”

Guest Doodler Molly Colman, a visual artist formerly of the seacoast New Hampshire, now living in Palm Springs, offers up her California inspired rendition of Roger Goldenberg’s starter doodle.

Molly writes:

“Hello Roger-

Here’s a doodle from your starter. It was fun working off your marks. The curved lines were familiar to me because they are similar to the doodle marks I’ve been making since I was a child. The straight lines were harder since I have rarely doodled straight lines. It was good to notice the limits of the repertoire of marks I make.”
Molly states that she is enjoying the scenery from her new environs and is finding great inspiration from it.

Molly closes by saying, “I’ve been enjoying your blog.”

Thanks Molly for participating. Happy art-making to you!

 

What a delightful doodle Molly has created!You can see more of Molly’s beautiful artwork at www.mollycolman.com

Guest Doodler Chris Klaxton!

Roger’s Starter Doodle

 

HERE IS THE STARTER DOODLE:

On the left that I hope will INSPIRE your INNER ARTIST to participate by submitting  YOUR sketch. Below is the second submission to arrive. Another of my brothers of the twelve notes has submitted his improvisation; Chris Klaxton is another true improvisor in music, art and life. Thanks Klax!

Please do YOUR doodle and send it on to me. Thanks for participating!

 

My Statement at the Gallows Pole by Chris Klaxton

 

It is especially fun for me to have other people share their doodles with me. The spontaneity of a doodle represents pure unselfconscious play. I smile as I see others marks move across the page. Your work sparks my imagination; I noticing the weight of a mark or the lyricism of a gesture, and then of course the tug between my unconscious observing right brain and my need to name, to label wrestling against my left brain’s attempt to overide my right lobe by looking for recognizable forms and nameable shapes.

 

Well it was final exam time for Chris Klaxton as he wrapped up his last semester of graduate school at the University of Miami. His doodle “My Statement at the Gallows Pole” perhaps reflects his feelings of being judged, measured and evaluated like someone at the ‘pearly gates.’ His doodle’s figure-like form recalls to me Michelangelo’s “Slaves,” the sculptor’s unfinished caryatids whose posture portays their emotional burden as well as the architectural burden. Well Chris, I know you have set those burdens down and are feeling lighter as you approach your new freedom and your new seasonal job performing with your quartet aboard the northern seas cruise liner. Thanks for doing a damned fine doodle.

I love it!

Doodles are so very personal. :  )

Goodmorning Coffeedoodle Guest Doodles!

Goodmorning Coffeedoodle starter doodle for guest artists

HERE IS THE STARTER DOODLE on the left TO INSPIRE guest artists to submit their doodles. Below is the first submission to arrive. Below one of my brothers of the twelve notes has submitted his improvisation; Matt Langley is a true improvisor in music, art and life. Thanks Matt!

Please do YOUR doodle and send it on to me. Thanks for participating!

Doodle for Rog by Matt Langley; his offering as a guest doodler...

 

It is especially fun for me to have other people share their doodles with me. The spontaneity of a doodle is pure unselfconscious play. I smile as I see others marks move across the page. It sparks my imagination; noticing the weight of a mark or the lyricism of a gesture, and then of course the tug between my unconscious observing right brain and my need to name, need to label left brain that looks for recognizable forms and nameable shapes.

Take flight in Matt’s “landscape” of lines and energy which to me seems to rise skyward with the lift of a hot air balloon, while at the same time his forms and shapes condense, pouring back to the bottom of his page.

Thanks Matt!

Hi Everyone, this should be some encouragement to send along your doodle!  How about it Rae or Jenn? I look forward to receiving them all!

Thanks Roger

Summery Counterpoint

Floating in the Pool! Great day for the beach, too.

Blue skies, nice temps, and there I am body surfing at the beach. In the distance the Isles of Shoals are floating above the horizon like they do sometimes….parallax, relax. I love making sand castles and listening to the surf.  Sure glad I have an imagination. Now it’s time to get off my couch, go grocery shopping and get dressed for catering…. a party in Kittery today, whoohoo! I suggest YOU party at the beach or go for a hike in the Whites.