Vermillion

Vermillion © Sue O’Kieffe 2010

I took a much needed break. I was putting too much pressure on myself to produce, and that’s never a good sign. I created this doodle sometime in December, but I was unhappy with it and had no desire to post it. My inner critic was wah-wah-wah’ing at me.

If I remember correctly, this doodle started out as an exercise in wanting to play more with watercolor crayons. I am not as confident  with using these as I am with the prismacolors. I was not happy with the results. Today I am posting the doodle as a statement of it being ok. I told myself a year ago or so, whenever I started this series of what I call “spirit doodles” that whatever I posted was ok. And so it is.

I would love to hear your stories of how you make friends with your inner critics.

~SueDoodles

Authentic Movement

Authentic Movement © Sue O’Kieffe 2010

Every week I am part of peer group that practices Authentic Movement. If you are interested in knowing more about this type of expressive movement, you can read this wikipedia article. Last night when I was doodling, some of the feelings that arose in me  seeing the central image in the diamond shape take form, reminded me of how I feel when I am in this most authentic state. The line is luxurious, and that is often how I feel in my body. Allowing myself to play at last with my pitt pens was a treat. I deserve these things, to feel luxurious and to play with new toys.  I like enjoying myself, on paper and in movement.

SueDoodles