Friday, October 25, 2013

dancing, doodles, and the boogie man... ;-)

And those who were seen dancing
were thought to be insane 
by those who could not hear the music.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
a bit of drawing from last night...
dry pastel on paper.
pastels are messy, but fun.
i love adding white to the tinted paper...
 Then a bit of journaling in cooler colors...
Found the image in a magazine,
painted & wrote the rest.
then a bit of doodling
with micron pens and Sharpies.
(this girls' all over the place!)
Mark Twain was a wise man,
with sage advice.
I also believe our brains need trampling on now & then.
Some of the ways i trample on mine:
- reading books for more than just entertainment
- writing whatever comes to mind without thinking too much about it
- crossword puzzles or sudoku
- doodling or painting with no particular goal in mind
- meditating
- avoiding TV, facebook, twitter - basically, bubble gum for the brain.
- going out in nature & pondering a leaf. (yes, a leaf)
- watching TED talks
- learning what i can and sharing with others
And here's a little creature...
in the name of Halloween
and Illustrated Friday. ;-)

Wishing everyone a great weekend!


  1. love the mark twain quote - your tips on personal brain trampling (not so different than my list!) and your varied art - fun, beautiful, inspiring!

  2. Hello Pauline, so much great art to look at here as usual! Doodling is so relaxing, I love your doodles and musings, have a great week-end my friend!
    Hugs Kat xx

  3. Oh Pauline, you always make so diverse art, I never know what to expect, it's always a surprise. But it always looks great! LOVE that little creature ....

  4. Pauline, When I come here, and as I scroll down your pages, the thoughts that immediately come to mind are, "How does one persons mind contain so much creativity? ... and the ability to translate it to others so we see it"!!! You are amazing!!!

  5. Girl you are so diverse...but you really really must put illustrating and writing a kids book on your bucket list!! your Halloween character so much!! All your art is much movement in your dancer!!Your doodle is so full of it all.Love Twain too and Shaking out the brain is a must!! Love ted talks and scrabble...

    Hugs Giggles