I was always a doodler.
Doodle, doodle, doodle.
Even when I am stuck while typing up a blog post, I find a pencil or pen or marker and scribble on a scrap piece of paper.
Mostly stars, but also spirals and balloons and cubes.
Back in high school, where I doodled a lot so I could pay attention, I created a character.
I used to trademark my art growing up, my little MCD Creations in the corner, and for a while I tinkered with a simple heart logo.
But one day it came to me.
I forget what day, probably one when I was stuck in Algebra class, since that was a hard class for me to pay attention to.
On a page that was already covered with little cubes, scribbled and shaded in odd groupings- because my doodles always have to be in odd numbers.
I have no idea why he was named Binky- it was just his name. (We never used that word for a pacifier or anything dot Wonder Boy, by the way. )
Binky came in many colors, many outfits…
A little hat and a bat- baseball Binky. A little flag- colorguard Binky. Heart eyes – Valentine’s Binky.
And on, and on.
But always with the same little kitty smile.
I still doodle a – when I’m stuck on a word, when I am reading through stuff, I grab a pen and a blank space of paper and go at it.
Do you doodle? What do you draw?
PS these doodles happened to be on a printout I made of this fabulous post at Sluiter Nation on how to be an irrisistible blogger and I just took quick pictures of them with my phone. Read Kate’s post, print it, keep it on your desk for inspiration and doodle on it, because Kate is a must read for me.