Good Day Sunshine – © Sue O’Kieffe 2008
I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I’ve got something I can laugh about
I feel good, in a special way
I’m in love and it’s a sunny day
The joy I feel in doodling is not unlike the joy I feel whenever I hear this Beatles classic.
Leah Piken Kolidas is doing it again! Yippee. I had such fun last year during her Art Every Day in November challenge, and I have re-upped to participate again this year. If you do not know about her art or her encouraging manner, be sure to go visit her here. Hope you play with us. I’ll be picking up the challenge on my other blog, too.
I have experienced a creative frenzy this weekend (oh, you too?)which began on Friday after work and now, on Sunday evening, is just beginning to subside.
I’ve spent most of the weekend at the computer, except for the time I happily doodled before beddy-bye on Friday night. When I was finished, I saw am image that reverberated with the energy of Ganesh, the Hindu god who is Remover of Obstacles, the patron of art and science, and a deva of intellect and wisdom. He is a happy guy and mucho fun.
Aum Lord Ganesha, you make the flowers grow. You keep the Earth going around the Sun. You keep things going right. You are lord of the devas. I am one of your devas, too. Help me to think of the needs of others, and to be kind to everyone I meet. Help me to think of you first before beginning anything new, and to always do what is right and kind. Ganesha, sharanam sharanam, Ganesha.
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Many Paths – © Sue O’Kieffe 2008
I have been occupied by different projects over the past couple of weeks that even the relaxing qualities of doodling didn’t soothe. I completed this doodle last night after beginning it last Sunday.(pssst sue…it’s about the journey, not the destination, remember?…. ) Well, anyway,when I stepped back and looked at it, I saw it as the perfect reflection of my brain’s activities lately.
I’ve been watching a program on PBS this morning about brain strength. I’m glad to know that the brain can actually be strengthened by doing brain exercises (such as learning new skills) that are challenging and fun.
My current challenge is learning how to create videos for youtube. I’m excited.
What are you challenging yourself to do that is new and fun?
octopus garden santa fe star zinnia © sue okieffe 2008
Ya. Like that.
All I know for sure is
doodling is good medicine
Blood pressure lowering
Om… Om… Om…
Ya. Like that.