Doodles as Meditation
We are approaching my favorite time of the year. Not the “holidays” but the interim right afterward. The beginning of a new year, presenting all kinds of promise, with the quiet time to reflect, to plan, to be inspired toward new directions.
It’s time for a new look for this page, so I’ve created several collages for a new header, which will load randomly from a patchwork of collages. In choosing which ones to include, I don’t think it’s an accident that they lean heavily toward mark making with pencil, pen, or brush.
I’ve been trying to devote more time daily for mark making, and am finding that the experience itself is its own reward. I love to make doodles on top of painted papers, and sometimes on solid toned papers. These doodles will undoubtedly be cut into smaller pieces and used in collage. Some of the smaller images shown here were already cut from larger doodles.
I can’t tell you how gratifying and calming it is just to relax and focus on making lines and marks on paper.
Doodling without a goal in mind is meditative and good for you in general. I hope you’re doodling too!