Last week I met another artist who showed me the doodles she makes while she sits in meetings. They were as elaborate as some tattoos, with complex designs and undulating lines - gorgeous: I wish I had had my camera. Her doodles reminded me of the perfect, incredibly detailed ruby liths my friend Randy used to cut for screen printing. (ruby lith is thin, flexible, translucent, dark red material, used for masking areas of a light sensitive medium).
My doodles, on the other hand, are mostly boxes. Geometric, simple, boring. Here is the notepad I used when I was on the phone with the very same artist.I do recall that her doodles were in the margins and on parts of the page where there was no writing, but I see that my doodling is more integrated with the notes, making me think that the combination of text and images in my work is one step from the page. Never thought about it before. Have you taken a look at your doodles lately? (why does that sound vaguely obscene?) - and do they bear any resemblance to motifs in your art? Something to ponder. Or not.