Thursday, May 21, 2015


I used to doodle a lot when I was working.  Long conversations or waiting on the phone gave life to my pen and notebook.  I'd do it unconsciously and when the call ended, I'd realise that a doodle was formed. Some made me smile while others made me wonder about what was going on in my subconscious mind.

While on Pinterest I stumbled upon many doodles that mesmerised me.  They were such detailed works of art that clearly entailed planning and a very steady hand.  Certainly not for the faint-hearted artists or amateur doodlers!

Anyway, since I was prone to unconscious doodling, I thought that I would check out what conscious doodling would look like.

It wasn't easy.  

I needed to be distracted to doodle.  When I held pen to paper with the sole intention of doodling, the creative side of me didn't flow naturally.  In my opinion, it ended up an epic fail.

B U T  one day I showed it to Stephen and his first response was, "you did that?".  Not in an unkind way, I should add.  He seemed impressed.  This made me take a second look at my doodle.

Okay, it's no picasso or zentangle by any stretch of my own imagination but it's an original and it's mine!

Although I bought this black book, months ago, with the intention of filling it with "to-marvel-at" masterpieces, this didn't happen.

Will I pick it up one day and start again?  Yes.  But not now.  Until then, it's my secret doodle and maybe after this declaration that I cannot do it, I'll finally be able to finish what I started.  

Life is sometimes like that.  Just when you accept your inabilities, they turn around and become your best abilities.


  1. So where are your doodles, Lita? Please show lah! :)

    1. Show? Hahahahahha There is only ONE doodle at the moment. It's also incomplete. Procrastination seems to be my middle name in my doodling adventure.


  2. This post has reminded me of my doodles during student days. I'm sure I've kept them somewhere. I'll try to dig them up and maybe show you, hehe...

    1. I would love to see your doodles! Do share via or drop me a line and I'll reply with my HP number just in case you have whatsapp!

  3. I think doodles at best are random and incomplete... and endless... Just let go and doodle, without any ambition, aim or target in mind. That way, you can relax and enjoy life.

    And that's how I'm dealing with my life now.... Just let go and do what comes naturally. (BTW, I still hang on to my IT job part time.)

    1. I agree with you. Anything forced doesn't work well. Eventually it breaks. I let go and until now belum habis that doodle! Hahahahahahaha.