Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Joy of doodling



I came across this doodle from 1996. Never was too big on painting. Or sketching. But doodling, man - that was my thing. Sorta was theraputic for me in a way. It's sort of funny how my perspective has changed in some ways, yet in others it has stayed the same. My old journals from that time look pretty silly now, but some of it really isn't all that different. But it's kinda good to look back and see that at the time, when I thought life was so horrible and hopeless, it really wasn't all bad. Not all the time. And I got through it then, and I will now. It'll be okay. I guess even when my emotions only seem to be varying shades of gray, I'm never very far from either end of the spectrum: dark fades into light, and not too good inevitably turns into not too bad.

8 comments:

HemisphereDancer said...

Lotta pressure in that drawing.

Not big on advice, and certainly don't want to embarass you, send me an email if you'd like my take on how you can start feeling better.

It all begins with giving yourself more credit...and enough of the Death Cab already!

You made me go out and buy the damn CD and now I'm drenched in a blue funk!

AnonymousCoworker said...

I used to doodle in sqaure shapes. I liked the corners and the straight lines.

Nervous Girl said...

hemispheredancer - I'm glad you bought the CD (come on, it's good isn't it?), but sorry to hear that you're in a funk as well. I hope you're doing okay. Don't let my bad juju rub off on you! But what's up with people telling me not to listen to the music that I like? I don't listen to it just in order to get depressed, I just likes what I likes! I listen to silly happy stuff too, it's just usually too embarrassing to mention!

Nervous Girl said...

anonymouscoworker - that's cool too, I also like the straight lines and the symmetry, just never was too good at it myself!

Willow said...

You should frame this. It's got a great energy to it.

Nervous Girl said...

Aww, thanks Suzi!

Webmiztris said...

I'll tell you this much - your doodles are WAY cooler than mine. I like it! mine are stupid stars and eyeballs and shit like that...

The Reverend Dan said...

I wish you could draw unicorns. The ones on the folders in my trapper keeper suck. Once I get past the neck the rest is always messed up.