I don’t usually post the Doodle Weeks; and, like too many of you, I am a sad participating in them as well. (Shame on all of us!) But, as coincidence (or my weird psyche) would have it, I had a bad dream last night — so bad I had to blog about it at my nearly dead dream blog. And the rule at that blog, such as it is, is that I’m to sketch or doodle a little part of the dream or otherwise illustrate the post. (Perhaps this is where my self-direct art therapy comes into play; why this art moves me so and maybe even why I was prompted forced to have such a strong dream, one strong enough to force me to post and therefore doodle.) So anyway, I had to draw a basset hound.
Amazing facts about the doggie doodles: One, they are done in pen! Amazing feat for anxious me. Two, the first one, posted at the dream blog, is the one I like best.
Perhaps these were so easy today because I needed this art therapy so badly; it was easy to bark away the bad spell. Or, perhaps they were easy because I used to doodle dogs all the time. Some sort of muscle-memory thing. As a kid (what we’d call a “tween” today), I used to doodle dogs like this:
In any case, I do seem to have shaken the worst of the after affects of the nightmare.
In fact, I feel rather light and — dare I say it! — joyful.
So, kiddos, I challenge you to doodle your bad dreams away. Doodle something little that cheers you up. It could be a dog, something you once doodled as a kid, or whatever pops into your head.
When you doodle, be sure to share it with us as part of Doodle Week. (Come back here and leave a comment, a link to where we can find it!) You can share your doodle, share your thoughts on the doodle exercise — both! I look forward to seeing and hearing how the doodle drawing works for you!