Doodle meetings.

I’ve just come home from three days of meetings in Durban. All-day-long meetings. This time round I did most of my doodling between meetings, at the bed & breakfast. My doodles usually reflect my state of mind and I can usually remember what I was thinking when I did a drawing. Looking back on these, I’m not sure what I should conclude:

There aint no easy way was done before the first meeting.

And this one was on the last day..

Most of them were sort of “calming” drawings. I want to try out this technique for creating repeat patterns. I got the link from Heather’s blog. Its a really great tutorial, you should go have a look.

So I intend to turn these two drawings into repeat patterns.

Looking further back in my little book of doodles, I find some I had forgotten about. I dont think I did these in meetings. Or I hope not. Many of them seem to feature telephones and calendars. They remind me a bit of a fabulous book on “outsider art” my sister Marijke showed me.

Outsider art is created away from the professional world of artists and galleries. The “outsider artists” often dont consider themselves to be artists at all. They create for other reasons than professional artists do. Some of it is by people who were, or who were thought to be insane. One unforgettable example is Adolf Wolfi.

I’m not up to facing a image search for “outsider art” tonight, so images of his work will have to wait to some other post…

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. RaShell
    Jun 13, 2008 @ 14:26:53

    Aaaaa, Masha, these are so fun! Kinda makes me wish I had long boring meetings… kidding πŸ˜‰
    Would you like copying this post into Doodling? I’ll ask LeO to set up a guest login for you. Pretty-please… πŸ™‚

  2. RaShell
    Jun 13, 2008 @ 14:27:35

    Oh, I’m not quite awake yet. I meant Doodlage and wrote Doodling. grrr…

  3. masha
    Jun 13, 2008 @ 16:51:20

    Yes that would be cool! Let me know how.

  4. Jesse
    Jun 13, 2008 @ 20:56:27

    Love seeing your doodles. Those flowers will make great repeats.

  5. masha
    Jun 14, 2008 @ 07:02:37

    Thanks Jesse – yes I am off the to photocopier today to start phase two of the process.

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