Here are a few snapshots of recent doodling pages. Some of these were done whilst ‘watching’ TV; quite a new strategy for me. I think it’s of interest because it closely replicates the circumstance of being in a meeting or lecture (see other examples here and here), where one’s mind is distracted enough to allow something subconscious to emerge.
I was thinking about an image to represent how the past 24 hours had been spent in the company of the damned black dog. It was probably my birthday that triggered it – maybe – or other life baggage… but hey, there it was. I thought, if I can create an illustration about it, I would be able to join the many other artists (poets, writers, sculptors, singers etc) that have been open about their struggles with self, with meaning and with depression.
Well, I’m still working on the cartoon – but I’ve been having fun on the journey.
And you want to see some of the things I found along the route so far?
Of course you do…
These cute wee dog characters.
This guilty looking child…
This stubborn little miss… (who I just happen to ADORE!)
And this dungaree’d kid (who is undoubtedly me)…
So as for the ‘In the Grip of The Black Dog’ post – you’re going to have to wait a bit longer, I’m still working on it.