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3D81EC46-BA1C-4E36-A744-6028C68EFA64 A few nights ago I had the drawing itch. I was watching Netflix with the Man-Beast and we were just unwinding after busy days when it took hold. One of the best ways, I have found, to scratch that itch when I want to draw but have no subject matter in mind is to doodle. It usually takes on the form of something floral or, more often than not, a mandala as I find them very relaxing and enjoyable to play around with. There’s just something in the repetition and patterns with them that pleases me.

It started with a single design in the center of the page. I thought that would be it. The mandala was sweet and held it’s ground despite all of the empty white space surrounding it… until another appeared. And then another.


Before I knew it we were six episodes into the Netflix series ‘Another Life’ and the A4 page was rapidly filling. It was late, I was tired. I thought that maybe that was it and that it would not get finished, at least not for a long while anyway as I don’t doodle or have that want to doodle anywhere near as often as I used to.

But no.

I think it’s a pretty safe assumption that if there’s a post about it here it probably got finished in some shape or form (or I have something to say about it if it did not). In fact I couldn’t leave it alone. My brain wouldn’t allow me to abandon the hours already invested or the ache in my wrist from the repetative action of drawing the details.

Youtube was my poison and the act of drawing my escape from the otherwise befuddling work of organising and working on less creative tasks. I finished it eventually and saw it through, at least until the next evening binge of Netflix paired with the itch to doodle nothing in particular.


Do you enjoy doodling to relax and unwind? If so, what do you usually put down on the page? Mandalas or something else?


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