aRT for a Gloomy Day

If someone had told me a few years ago that I’d been exposing my doodles in public I’d have thought that they were out of their ever-living-mind and had completely dropped their marbles. And not in that oh-they’re-crazy-but-cute-and-so-sweet kind of way. No. I would have thought they had lost it in that don’t-make-any-sudden-movements-and-back-slowly-away-from-the-loony kind of way.

When I was a kid I did two things nearly 24/7: write stories and draw. I absodamnlutely loved drawing. Sadly when I was in high school, I let one teacher’s opinion of my work discourage me. I hid my inner Doodler from everyone (including myself) for well over twenty years.  Could be longer. Math has never been my thing. Whatever. Suffice it to say, it was far too long.

My philosophy now is “F*ck it”. I’ve unleashed my Inner Doodler and I’m doodling all over the damn place.

This is my Truth: Any art is a good thing. Any form of creative expression is a good thing. So, unless you have serial killer inclinations, I’m all for supporting that expression. Go you.

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4 responses to “aRT for a Gloomy Day

  1. Unfortunately those grade school art teachers have messed up way way too many creative, inspired, expressively-hungry souls…Good for you, unlock, unleash, burst forth and doodle away!
    aj

  2. I’m glad that ypu are now a happy doodler. These make my day. I’ll bet many a student’s talents have been crushed by a damn so called teacher. I think those sorts of teachers had/have an ego and possibly a jealousy problem.

    • I think you’re right about that. It’s a shame, isn’t it? So many children are full of the excitement of life and all these wonderful creative possibilities, only to be crushed by, as you say, a “damn so called teacher.”

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