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!
Long ago, there were 10 suns. Each day, the sky goddess would choose one to drive across the sky in her chariot. The other nine suns would play all day. One day, all the suns decided to go up together and the heat of all of them together was so strong that it caused a terrible drought. A great archer was given 10 magical arrows to shoot them out of the sky. According to the story, the only reason that we don't live in perpetual darkness, is that someone stole one of the arrows.
Usually, I call these medallions stars, but its February. I live in Oregon. I need some proof that someone really did steal one of those arrows and the sun is still up there.
Merry Happy whatever you celebrate this holiday season! Call these stars to shine on you, or snowflakes to fall softly, or flowers strewn across your path. Whatever they are, let them lead you into a joyour new year!
This doodle is interesting because of the interlocking elements in the pattern. I like the strong diagonal movement towards the upper right, but there is something a bit awkward about the placement of the medallions in this doodle. I am not sure what it is, or what I would move, I have stared at it awhile, but I can't figure it out.