For as long as I can remember I’ve doodled the same sorts of things.
Treble clefs have always been a favourite. I could fill a whole page with them. Large ones, small ones, some with very elaborate swirls, others quite small and simple. We have a blackboard wall in our hall and I can happily cover it with treble clefs.
Flowers as well, specifically daisy shapes, ending in a heart at the bottom.
Speaking of bottoms (ahem), I like to start with a “w” and turn it into the back of a person. I remember doing this at primary school and being really worried that the teacher would think I was being rude, when I wasn’t I was just turning it into a person.
And cats, rounded cat shapes.
It was when I was looking online idly this afternoon for doodles and their meanings that I realised that my doodles are always rounded, there’s very rarely any sharp corners or angles.
This is the meaning for circles and rounded shapes:
“Circles represent a need to find unity and peace. They can indicate someone who is struggling to draw everything together and make sense of it. It can also indicate a strong intuitive sense that things are coming together to form a whole, whether that refers to relationships, or life in general.”
I can clearly remember starting doodling before my parents divorced and I guess, looking back, it was one of my ways of dealing with a very anxious, stressful time.
I also look at D’s fantastic drawings (see my Artwork by D post) and they are completely transparent to me. She draws what she feels and I’m pleased to say they are 99.9% positive images.
It’s funny how researching something you’ve always wondered about suddenly makes sense.
Thanks for reading, comments/RTs/shares as ever welcomed Jx 😘