Saturday, August 22, 2009

where i do and don't doodle


where do you do your doodling or whatever it is that you do? i do have a doodledesk but don't do much with it and here is why...

now i'm downtown-bound for coffee and spying - the weather is picture perfect and i assume there will be lots of activity going on, especially with the fire jugglers and phone book rippers in town this weekend. and oh - don't miss the guest appearance of fruenswerk's heartbreaking hairpins here, stephanie's feature on decor8 (note that she makes excellent use of her art desk), and kelly's excellent printmaking tutorial! happy saturday!

22 comments:

Jessica said...

I doodle in my notebooks while waiting around...it seems like I doodle everywhere except in my studio which has bad lighting, is in the basement, and generally filled with fabric.

steve said...

Haha! Yeah Aimee, I've got my little art desk, but it's been serving as a place to pile stuff lately, unfortunately. Usually I end up at the dining table, where i always seem to end up (sigh). Love this page btw!

Fruenswerk said...

Haha..You make me laugh..where I doodle..everywhere ...haha...but today I´ve been trying to get things in order...did I manage to do that? NO...used all day fumbling around on the blog...hihi 8 hours later I have 2 giant posts...hmm...haha Thanks for your link sweetie :)))))

aimee said...

i just found one more reason to do my doodling elsewhere - imminent collapse. (look - it only has three legs.)

peggyfussell said...

I LOVE that desk drawing! I've been more of a mobile doodler myself these days....for similar reasons. Much better people watching and fewer interruptions, no dryer buzzer going off, no garden weeds begging to be pulled...of course it means getting out of my pjs, but that's gotta be a good thing.

L'Atelier said...

I used to doodle only in coffeeshops- but since i started watercolouring (last month or so) i do it at home at our dinning room table...find that carring the watercolours around is not that practial and i am still very insecure in the medium. but i am more and more mixing the doodling with watercolour- so slowly mixing working at home and in coffeeshops again
love your doodle :)
happy weekend

BloggingQueen said...

I think most of us don't have the "Where Women Create" spaces. We create on the fringes of the rest of our lives; a portion of the kitchen table, a commandeered counter or corner with a crap-ass table.

Also, my workspace tends to become storage space. And when I say "storage space" I mean "piles of stuff that hasn't been put away after use because there's a relatively clean horizontal space nearby on which to put it." Like Steve said.

Inner Toddler said...

I just found you and love your work. I saw your interview on artists who blog or something like that and loved it and now I'm feeling the sudden urge to doodle except my kids just woke up and I will make chicken nuggets instead. while doodling. xo

●• Thereza said...

well sweetie, you should be able to guess by now... my moleskines... (it's where all my secret findings are) hahahah i take one anywhere i go... :) and it's funny how more and more elements of them get to appear in my illustrations nowadays... :)
lovely post, as usual!!!
xx

soulbrush said...

i only seem to doodle in my art room nowadays, my summer of art is nearly over, back to school in10 days time boo hoo.

Beth Niquette said...

Let's see...I doodle where ever there's empty space. A wall, a leg, chairs, books and note paper.

Of course, that's within reason. I find when I doodle I listen better, so you can find doodles just about anywhere in my home.

Megan Coyle said...

What a fantastic doodle! There is something inspirational about going to different cafes for art. And it's always fun to people watch while you're there.

José said...

Hi,

This article is good.
Why ?
Because it made me smile and if something makes me smile, then is must be good :-)

Kind regards,

José

gracialouise said...

No chair -- yes, me also. We're in the same ol' boat more than once, it seems.

sara's art house said...

Oh my dear! I can totally relate! That is an adorable drawing. I have an art room and it is constantly messy- when I want to paint, the sewing machine is in the way- when I want to sew, the paper and glue are spread all over............

Christy said...

Like.

la ninja said...

they make you clean up at cafés???
how very dare they! ;P

(nah, I know what you mean, I used to go with my notebook and write anywhere but the house, sometimes public places are more inspiring than familiar ones; other kind of distractions, really)

May said...

I draw in our "hang out" room since that's where we almost always are at home and where I keep my supplies.

cactus petunia said...

Ha! You are too funny. I think of myself as an untamed doodler. I do it EVERYWHERE! (Even at my drawing table)

Aris said...

I find nothing good comes when I sketch at my studio table, I am much more inspired in the van on the road. On the road is my fave place to draw. I think I do best when I have fewer supplies, there are too many possibilities for supplies in my studio and that is overwhelming.

Ces said...

I doodle on Bristol boards, Moleskine notebooks but you have seen my doodles. People say they are not doodles. What is a doodle? A doodle is idle drawing. All my drawings are done idly, yes. The only time I don't doodle is when I oil paint. I even doodle while walking, I once hit a car because I was walking and drawing squiggles. Luckily the car was parked. Apparently I doodle in my sleep. Let's see:

I doodle in restaurants, grocery lines, dining table, bed, I never doodle at work. I am all work and business.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Wow... that drawing looks exactly like my art desk and underneath it too! Hmm.. might be why I don't use it much either???