Monday, 30 May 2011

D is for Doodles

I am an obsessive note-taker.  I attend a lot of meetings and make a lot of notes.  Sometimes the discussion gets too intense, impenetrable, or just downright boring even for me.  In those instances I tend to doodle.  I must stress that mostly I attend useful and interesting meetings to which I can fully contribute.

However, this was the one where I found that we had been discussing bollards for an hour (yep, bollards).  I started to focus on the Exit sign and develop the image.


This was one where people were being a bit too 'open and honest', I got embarrassed and focused on the floor and the coat hook.



And this was the one about invoice processing, which was actually very interesting, but this was just before lunch and a tray of sandwiches had just arrived.  You may be able to spot a bit of a triangular cut sandwich theme.


Every now and then I go through my notebooks, cut out the doodles and paste them into my design ideas scrapbook.

9 comments:

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

This is cute - your doodles look like great color working ideas... lol. I really like the "sandwich" art.

Cris said...

Great idea to take the doodles back home and draw more inspiration from them. :)

erin said...

it's so awesome to find design ideas in everyday patterns!

GirlAnachronismE said...

That's such a clever way to find inspiration in everyday things. My doodles are confined to the same thing over and over again

Rebecca said...

lol! too awesome! you rock the doodle world. i'm not a good doodler. i do it but just silly hearts and stars or even the holes in the letters already formed (D's O's P's...) all colored in ad nauseum ;P

pinkundine said...

I like that your doodles are inspired by things around you, especially the sandwiches ;)

witchyknits4ewe said...

I love the way you had themes to your doodles!! Very creative!

lyndagrace said...

I like the way you interpreted your doodles and related them to what was going on in each meeting.

pinkundine said...

I love that your doodles are so inspired by what's going on around you! My doodles tend to be pretty organic, but when I'm stressed they get very spiky!