Thursday, 8 November 2012

Doodling is Good for What Ails You

DISLCLAIMER: I'm making this up and it's based on my experience only. I probably don't really know what I'm talking about. (You may have suspected as much)

A few years back I was doodling during a meeting and noticed that the little nebbishes were all frowning, scowling, and all wore doleful expressions. I felt like they looked. I decided to draw a page full of smiling people to see if my own mood would improve. It did a bit, so I came up with the outlandish claim that drawing "against the tide" of your mood might be good for you.
Whatever your drawing expertise, you might try drawing little smileys and see what it does for you. I'd be curious to find out.

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and your makeup smears" (I don't remember who said this. Someone very clever, I am sure)


homecraft said...

Love this guy! He looks so happy and comfortable in both his clothes and skin! What great talent you have.

Anonymous said...

Great therapy, I'll try that for sure


Anonymous said...

You have a great talent. I can't draw for nuts but my sons enjoy a bit of doodling.

bartster said...

Anon-Thanks for the kind comments. I think anybody can doodle if they like to. It's about basic shapes and playing around with them. Hope your sons get lots of enjoyment out of their drawing as well. All the best,