On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Doodling everywhere

I've become an obsessive doodling maniac and it sure is fun!

A couple night's ago I started making crowd faces on the bottom of a page I had started in the dog park. Which means -- I had my Moleskine with me at the park and I had it on the sofa in front of the television. And I'm keeping it close by wherever I go so I can doodle ALL DAY LONG!

I remember, from an art therapy class I took, that repetitive patterning is calming, so very true, and it gives me something to do when I'm transitioning from one situation to another. Just doodle. I've become addicted to Pan Pastels and watercolor pencils. The pencils go with me, the pastels are for home use -- not shown here, but I use them often.

So.... it's whatever o'clock, do you know where your Moleskine is?


  1. Yes, doodles count.

  2. Wonderful doodles! Such spontaneity and character.

  3. Thank you, both of you. It probably sounds strange, but learning how to doodle for fun has been harder for me than learning to draw. - Barbara

  4. This is a great page!

  5. Of course it counts, FUN and creative.

  6. Hi Shelly & Sandy -- Thanks for looking in; I had fun making the page. - Barbara


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