In honor of my seeming inability to write physical paper notes, here is an uncoordinated computer squiggle. I created it using Gimp (a pretty good free photo editing program) and the pencil tool. If this poor doodle (honestly, it's about the best I could do) doesn't convince me to try to draw on paper instead, I don't know what could. I didn't dare try to draw an actual representation of something because my skills just aren't there, and I wanted the process to be relatively organic. Do you still write on paper? I don't even write out a physical grocery list anymore. Did you doodle today?
Monday, May 7, 2012
A Doodle a Day - Day 7 (having skipped 5 &6)
I already messed up on my quest to doodle every day. I was trying to figure out why it's so hard for me to doodle every day. It's because I very rarely write on paper now. I am almost always communicating through my phone or computer. I've been writing to my husband every day, but I do it on my computer. I don't go to school so don't take notes, and even then, I used my computer almost exclusively in the last year and rarely took physical notes (although when I did no margin was safe). Part of my mission to doodle every day was to get back to writing on paper, although I don't think that was conscious at the time. The weekend was pretty hectic and I was running around a lot. When I did get a minute, writing took priority over drawing. I'll get back into the swing of things this week.