Summer Flower Doodle

Summer Flower Doodle – © Sue O’Kieffe 2008

So you see, imagination needs noodling — long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling, and puttering ~ Brenda Ueland


I wriggled and scrawled this flower onto paper a month or two ago and left it there, a little piece of whimsy unadorned. I rediscovered it the other night, colorized it and felt joy. Summer gardens are all around me, unpretentiously running amok with color. Everyday I see red poppies, not ornamental poppies, but red ones — just like their glorious orange California poppy sisters — only crimson. Who knew?

This doodle speaks to me of the freedom of nature, the dance with wind. How about you?

~Sue O’Kieffe