Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Doodly doodly do

Author Peggy Payne (www.peggypayne.blogspot.com) posted about doodling on her blog the other day. She states that "there's neurological evidence that doodling helps us think, solve problems, listen better, and keep better perspective." I always thought that doodling indicated that the person was bored with what was going on. Peggy suggested that I post some of my random doodles.

In getting together a few to post here, I found that sometimes my doodles are a way of visualizing on paper what is going on in the meeting or what I would like to happen as far as the topic at hand. Here is one from a discussion of the choir director:


Other random jottings were things that popped into my head about the speaker. Once, "What is he afraid of?" Another time, this:


Most of the doodles, though, are indications that I AM bored and ready for the meeting to be over. Here's one:


Any other doodlers out there willing to share their ideas on this?

6 comments:

Peggy Payne said...

You have very articulate doodles, Mamie. Drawings, really. Thanks for putting them up. They're fascinating. A species of found art.

mamie said...

Peggy, thanks for the suggestion. It was fun to think about.

trisha said...

I doodle when I'm bored and want distracting. I could never doodle AND listen intently to a speaker. I'm a one-track gal.

mamie said...

I think the final doodle shows what the inside of my mind looks like - going off in many different directions kerflooey-ly!

cake or something like that said...

mason jennings has a lovely song called "be here now". thought of that when i read this.

cake or something like that said...

p.s. this is your daughter. one of them, at least.