Mike, I’ve Done That Doodle I Promised!

Doodle by Vanessa

Last week when I was lamenting over losing my blogging mojo, Mike Allegra, aka heylookawriterfellow commented that sometimes when he loses his blogging mojo, doing a doodle-centric post can help, he suggested I might try that, his words were:

“Maybe you should doodle? C’mon. Let’s see a doodle.”

So I doodled. Clearly I don’t have Mike’s artistic abilities. What he describes as doodles with his own work are so much more than what I would call a doodle. If you haven’t seen his doodles, there is a little selection of them on this recent post of his, including one he did for me a while back. Mine is what I call a doodle – random squiggles and lines.

I occasionally do a doodle like this one I’ve done here. I tend to avoid tasks that require a lot of time and patience, but doing one of these requires both of those, so it’s a good exercise in discipline for me, and it’s quite relaxing and therapeutic too. I often give them a theme, this one’s theme if you haven’t figured it out already is – hello in different languages. Apologies to the languages I didn’t include. I even included a “Hi Mike” in this one – can you find it? What else can you find in there? Why am I sounding like a kids’ TV presenter?

What I lack in artistic ability, I perhaps make up for in effort – you can at least appreciate the effort that’s gone into this right?!

Do you doodle? If you do doodle, what type of doodle do you doodle do? 

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68 responses to “Mike, I’ve Done That Doodle I Promised!

  1. Hey, I have a tie like that.

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  2. Nice doodle. Really.

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  3. See … doodling got you a post! Well done! … besides, you motivated me on a post … but it’s still in the handwritten-draft stage.

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  4. Reblogged this on christieadams23 and commented:
    I love a good doodle, it gives clues into the doodler’s personality; although I knew someone who doodled the train map of the UK, no idea what that says about them

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  5. I love your doodle!

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  6. That looks like far more effort than I would ever put into a doodle, so I am most impressed!

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  7. Now that’s a major doodle! My doodles are usually flowers and faces LOL Something easy and quick. 🙂

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  8. Now, that’s a doodle! I think I’d go blind if I tried that. Or end up with a headache from all the squinting. My eyes aren’t what they used to be. Sigh.

    You’re a natural-born doodler, Vanessa!

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  9. I’ve been looking forward to your doodle for a week. That is one creative unique neat doodle. Now the big question is…drumroll…did it take you out of your writing doldrums?
    My ‘go-to’ doodle is a heart with an arrow piercing it. Since 8th grade, that’s been my doodle, and I’m sticking with it.

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    • Oh gosh, I didn’t realise anyone had actually been looking forward to my doodle! I hope I didn’t let you down. Actually writing about the blogging doldrums seemed to take me out of it somewhat! I think I’m pretty much back on board already. I like the sound of your doodle, you should post it sometime 🙂

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      • I made a pact with Mike – in one year (I get to practice) I’ll send him a doodle he doesn’t snicker at. Any words of wisdom on doodling, pass them along! You are inspiring me to doodle each time I’m stuck while writing my next novel – hope it helps!

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  10. Woo! Doodle! You did brilliantly.

    Actually, I’d kind of like to use that pattern as a whimsical wallpaper design.

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  11. Outstanding doodle. Must have taken a l.o.n.g. time.
    No, I haven’t doodled in forever. I believe it frees your mind and clears the cobwebs and clutter in your head. 🙂

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  12. Yours reminds me of that Zentangle thing that everybody was doing for a while. And I have to confess (or maybe I don’t HAVE to) that at first I couldn’t see the words in the small picture, and I thought it was a bunch of bacteria or amoebae or such! (My excuse is that I don’t see too well.)I loved the picture of you and the dictionary on Mike’s blog!

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  13. I thought it was a fabric sample, and I love it.

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  14. Yikes! That’s really good! I couldn’t come up with something that involved and detailed. Best I could do is an 8-ball and some storm clouds.

    Now…where’d I leave that emergency hit of LSD?

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    • Well I couldn’t come up with something like that either if I tried to think of it as a whole thing, but if you just start squiggling in one corner and carry on, the whole thing appears! It is a bit trippy isn’t it!

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  15. Wowza that looks like a piece of art! I wish I could doodle like that. No serious doodling going on over here. 🙂

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  16. My doodles all end up looking like stick people or houses… I wonder if doodles have meanings like they say dreams do??

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  17. My artistic talents are so sadly deficient that I have to consult Drawing Stick Figures for Dummies.

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    • Well mine are deficient too, this one is just about perseverance that’s all.

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      • In high school I would continuity doodle (one good doodle leads to another), filling up my Pee-Chee (an American teen school thing?). I thought all my bubbles and lines pretty nifty until I used it for a makeshift umbrella as I trotted to class. The rain drained the ink onto my once wonderful white shirt. My doodles created oodles of irritation for my mom who had to deal with the disaster.

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        • I’ve no idea what a Pee-Chee is, but if I ever come across one, and doodle on it, I shall remember not to use it as an umbrella – thanks for the tip 🙂

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          • They were folders, orangish in color, and had slots on each side to hold papers. They cost only about a dime back then. The outside had line drawings of athletes, typical high school life. Inside were bonuses like the times table and handy conversion charts. We were continually threatened about learning the metric system in the seventies. I still don’t know a meter from a mile.

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  18. Soooo, you’re a doodler, too! That would make a nice background for Sully the Salamander…..

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  19. I love this! I think it’s so artistic 🙂 It’s interesting that you say it’s therapeutic too – I’ve noticed colouring books for adults are becoming a big thing now as apparently studies are showing colouring in these intricate designs relieves stress and relaxes you.

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  20. Wow! Dandy doodling, Darlin’! I’m not a doodler, darn it. 😉

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  21. That’s a doodle??? wow. I’d like to order 10 yards of it to make curtains for my living room.

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  22. That’s no doodle—that’s art!

    And I’m curious if there’s a reason you didn’t finish the tic-tac-toe game…. 🙂

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  23. Wow, what a doodle, girl! I wouldn’t be able to do even a scratch of that! 😀

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  24. You know, I used to doodle a lot when I was younger, particularly when I was in school or talking on the phone (before cordless phones, when I was tethered to the thing). Now, I’m simply too busy to doodle. But, I bet it would be very therapeutic for me if I tried it when I’m feeling anxious or disorganized in my thoughts.

    Lovely doodle!

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  25. Pantsy? Where does pantsy come from? My favourite is still the one you did for my birthday… phenominal! It’s good to put your obsessive nature to good creative use, ej?

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  26. Ooops … ‘pantsing’ was the word, still none the wiser. Double ooops! … who said anything about being obsessive … that’s crazy, who you?

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  27. I’m not much of a doodler but I did a few in high school and they were very similar to this…is that strange or cool?

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