Today’s topic is artistic ability. I have a little – occasionally, I can render a pretty good drawing, although I never quite mastered perspective and scale. I’m by no means an artist, so today we’re actually talking about doodles: what you doodle, when you doodle, how you doodle. (That word gets more fun each time I say it… doodle, doodle, doodle. How do any of you with a Labradoodle or other -doodle dog get anything done? I’d just repeat that to myself all the time.)
Why doodles, you might ask? Well, I’m a habitual doodler, but not terribly creative. Those that have ever sat next to me in a meeting, taken a class with me, or known me for years are aware that I have a doodle of choice. It’s appeared in countless notebooks and textbooks over the years.
Yesterday happened to be the birthday of my favorite doodle inspiration, so I thought I’d honor this esteemed personage with a belated birthday doodle…
I drew it yesterday (on the actual birthday), but didn’t remember to snap a photo then.
Talking about Garfield reminds me of a memorable college incident. A friend brought her puppy over (he’s still cute as can be) to visit me on campus. My Garfield slippers happened to be on the floor (as slippers often are), and Bagel the puppy decided to have his way with one of the slippers. Ah, to be so young and hopeful. (I have photos somewhere. That slipper never quite got over the trauma. It appears to be a common phenomenon. While searching for a video for this post, I realized that there were quite a few videos of dogs getting… ahem, amorous… with a Garfield doll or slipper.)
Anyway, I surprised myself with today’s video choice. I’m a traditionalist, and I often wish to forget that the live-action Garfield movie ever happened. Its existence hurts my heart. Garfield simply demands to be in cartoon form, as far as I’m concerned. In spite of my feelings on the matter, this video cracked me up…
I never thought that the live-action version would be good for anything, but I guess I was wrong. Well done, Internet. Well done.
So, that’s my doodle of choice. Do you doodle? If so, what do you doodle? (And just a few more times for good measure… doodle, doodle, doodle.)