I flipped through old notebooks and found a fairly typical page of my doodles:
So what do they say about me? Well, first, I am quite a cheerful person. I'm not doodling graveyards or chainsaws, but birds and flowers. And the way my doodles all work is this. I start repeating a pattern until something emerges: I draw circles around circles until they remind me of an eye, then it turns into a bird or a person. I draw a shape, repeat it, and it becomes a flower. The other thing I like drawing is three dimensional shapes upon shapes. This is what I usually do when I am thinking hard.
I think any psychoanalyst could interpret those quite easily. I work on the germ of an idea until it makes sense to me. I try to find a pattern. I am creative. I like having fun.
So wondered if my fellow Reds might somehow be the same kind of doodlers. No way! Debs--who is still rushing around and speaking--says she only draws hearts. Well that's understandable too, isn't it? She has a big heart herself. Lucy says she doesn't doodle either.
And Hank says she always draws the same thing:
Again easy to interpret--she's on her way up! She's organized and forward thinking and has a plan!
But what about the other Reds? Any doodlers here?
HALLIE: I don’t doodle. Really I do not. Other than scratching holes in the paper if I don’t like what i hear. But my husband is a fabulous doodler.
>Here’s one of his, on the margin of a meeting agenda… a comment no doubt on the person who was speaking.
It seems that Reds have very creative husbands! With great sense of humor. I'd love to see what Ross doodles, Julia!
And how about you--do you doodle? Always the same thing? Fess up now!