More stars. I can do this endlessly, and I think I do. My excuse is that I could do this my whole life, for every minute of every day for the rest of my life, and not be able to do even a fraction of the stars in the sky. Space is full of them.
Here is this week's doodle.Most of the interesting stuff here is in the borders. I like the half circles in the borders, I think it adds an art deco feel to the whole thing. The best part is what looks like a couple of white rectangles, but which are actually notes to myself about a book to read and an exhibit to go see.
I keep most of these kind of notes on my phone these days and on post-it notes stuck to the counter before I put it in my phone. If you look at the calendar on the wall, it's mostly blank. I don't have doodled on grocery lists anymore, I make them in my grocery app on the phone.
My counter looks neater. I don't forget and leave my grocery list at home anymore. I don't space out and forget dates as often, because I get notifications on my phone. I make to-do lists on my phone, and I set reminders to do important tasks. I set alarms so that I get out the door. I actually use the stupid thing!
Do I think I am actually any more organized and productive? Do I really arrive everywhere on time now? No, of course not! I am pretty sure I am the same as ever. I don't think there is a system that I can't subvert or screw up.
So, do you think that is comforting, or depressing?
This doodle is interesting because it is not divided into quarters. I usually fold the sheet because it is large and it makes it easier to work on. The way I fold them naturally lends itself to a four quarter design. But this one didn't work out that way.
I like the way the patterns switch from vertical to horizontal becomes a more important element than usual. I also like the little half circles in the framing.
I meant to post this last Friday, but the weather here has been amazing! I feel sorry for the rest of the country, but here in the GPNW it is warm and, dig this: sunny. Yesterday we were barefoot and in short sleeves on the Oregon Coast. In February. Amazing!
This week's doodle is interesting in almost the opposite way of last week. It has the central cross, but this one is absolutely regular. I like it better. I am a symmetry person.
I like the central circle-in-a-square motif. Its an ancient one, goes all the way back to the dawn of time. It has had many meanings through the ages, usually having to do with the union of the heavens and the earth. Another popular meaning is the sun and the four cardinal directions.
The most interesting feature of this doodle is strong horizontal and verticle axes. You are thingking that is an error or typo, but I just looked it up and axes is the plural for axis.
The vertical central bar is not visually symmetrical, like the horizontal bar appears to be. I think this is because the small squares and circles in the vertical bar appear to be more of a field pattern than a linear pattern. While the diamonds in the other bar give a sense of horizontal movement and makes it appear even. This is interesting because there are also intermittent blackend areas around it. It's shorter length may be adding to this effect as well.
The central cross is the darkest part of the doodle, which is otherwise relatively equal in dark and light, is visually powerful. The image is neither random or rythmic. Because of it's dual nature, I find this image disturbing on some level I can't define. I keep looking at it though. There is something in the uncertainty that makes it compelling.
On the whole, do you prefer symmetry or asymmetry?
While this is a somewhat less than satisfactory image, I am just thrilled to get SOMETHING up! I am finally getting my technology issues worked out.
This doodle is somewhat unusual for me because of the consistent spacing of the circular elements. I think it gives the doodle a very pleasing visual rythm. And, it looks pretty seasonally appropriate too!
I recently heard that there might be identical snowflakes, and decided to do some quick googling. According to SnowCrystals.com, they probably are not exactly identical. Don't know about you, but I am pretty glad that the old saw is true. I am also pretty glad that there is a site called SnowCrystals.com, because how cool is that?
The forth time is the charm! I finally get this doodle up. Its the first of the ones I did during the Olympics. This one is entirely blacked, which takes practically forever, but I love the high contrast.
I've been making blacked in doodles lately. They don't scan as well because of all the ink on the page. They bleed a bit while I make them. They also take a lot (a lot!) longer to make.
I will have plenty of time to do them now because the Olympics are on! I'll be spending plenty of time parked in a chair in front of the tv. I can't decide which of the events is my favorite, but I know which is my least favorite, figure skating. If you have to wear sparkly costumes and makeup, its not a sport. What do you think? Do you have a favorite winter sport?