For the first two and a half years of making doodles for my blog so I don’t have to pay for someone else’s royalty-free visions, I’ve steadfastly maintained the idea that I’m not an artist. That label is something from a dream I dreamed in another lifetime. I finally got tired of worrying about labels and decided to create an e-book of my doodles.
At first I wasn’t sure I had enough pieces to cobble together into anything. I was hoping to get 20 or 30 sketches together, but after spending a few weeks going through drawings and paintings, that number got a little bigger. It got to over one hundred, and I realized that I spend a lot more time doodling than I’d ever thought.
Some of them I love. Some look like something I could have done in high school. But all of them tell me one thing. She who doodles, is a doodler – but also very much an artist. That’s not a label or a dream. That’s my life.