This was my first "Doodle". I've reclassified these blog postings as "Oh-Dark-Thirty" because that's when ideas like these usually occur to me - in the middle of the night. They wake me up and won't let me get back to sleep. - 5 Oct 2015
I suppose that playing solitaire on the computer is what passes for doodling these days. It's a mindless activity that prevents us from daydreaming.
I used to daydream a lot. It got me into a lot of trouble in school. However, it gave the teacher something to do. She seemed happier sneaking up behind me in class and whacking me up alongside the head with a ruler than in simply boring everyone to death with useless facts and information, like algebra.
I learned early on that some doodles were socially acceptable and others weren't. No, not like that! (Where is your mind?) No, I mean that I could get away with simple doodles in class (as long as I wasn't doodling in my textbook or on the desktop) and in business meetings. But, as the doodles became more complex, people seemed to think that I wasn't paying attention to them.
Truth is that this blog posting is a sort of a doodle. I finished two chapters on my new novel yesterday (that's a pretty productive day) and I have eighty blog posts in reserve. Imagine that. Eighty blog posts all written and illustrated. All I have to do is click “Publish.” So, I'm just taking a break while I think about things.
Now, there must be a pad of paper around here somewhere....
Doodle #1: A soldier marching outside a window with a rifle and bayonet.
Doodle #2: A bear climbing the far side of a tree.