This is going to be a long post, so get comfy.
Now that the holidays are through, the snow is gone, the daughter is back to college and everything has settled down to a dull roar, it is time to catch up on all those things that get shunted to the side.
I owe you doodles, 4 of them.
This should have been your doodle for Dec. 26th. I hope you had a happy holiday! We had no water downstairs, because I put potato peels down the garbage disposal which backed up all the sinks on Christmas eve. That was fun. And not the time to be looking for a plumber!
I love this doodle. It is the usual leaves, pods and floral medallions, but they are just so graphic. There is a wonderful mix of negative and positive shapes in the patterning. It feels bold and strong to me.
This should be the first doodle of the New Year. Best wishes for good things in 2009!
I am going to make a confession: I kind of hate New Years. I don't drink, I am not a party gal. There is something depressing about the whole affair. So, I go to bed at 10 o'clock New Years eve. I find there are plenty of people who light fire crackers and wake me up at midnight. I am glad in a weird way that they do it, because I don't entirely miss the change over to the new year.
After staring at them for a bit, one appears to be the numbers from zero to 10. The other might be all the letters of the alphabet (with a few extra X's thrown in for good measure). If you take the time to decipher them, let me know if I am right.
Just to prove that I am not kidding about the hieroglyph thing, here is a full page of them. This should have been your doodle for Jan 9th.
Do you think that I will ever provide myself with a Rosetta stone?
And, finally, I will leave you with the doodle from last week:
This group doesn't have the graphic boldness of the first group. It is busy, with lots of movement. I really like the energy in the patterning. It looks like I must have been happy when I was doing it.
Whew! that is done. I will be back on Friday. It will be nice to settle back into a routine.