Cat 'n' Dogs 'n' Sunshine
Downpours, lightning and thunder. Mold and roof leaks. Out there, fresh air, the smell of wet pavement and earth. Puddles everywhere. (No poodles to be seen). New sky, Blue sky, Sunshine?
Gotta weather related doodle? Send it along to me….
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.
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
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. : )