These are a few of the doodles that I’ve done over the past few weeks, which all happen to be of men. The first one was originally going to be of my friend, Tony, but I quickly gave up on the idea because he was having a conversation with people and I couldn’t really get a good look at him.
This second doodle, which I did on the plane ride home from Argentina, is of Jim. I think it’s funny because it looks like Jim, but a sort of alternate universe Jim where he has a longer head.This last one I did during a meeting at work. Perhaps some of my co-workers will recognize it 🙂
Jim has been missing the belt for his bathrobe for a loooong time. This means that he occasionally walks around the house in just his robe without a tie and with only his hand clasping it together.
Since we have roommates, this also means that he may or may not be in constant danger of flashing them. While my roomies never really mentioned being uncomfortable about the robe situation, I wonder if they also recognized the constant uncertainty. Exposure could happen any moment!
But no more! On Saturday, I made Jim a belt for his bathrobe to eliminate this little situation forever….and I also made it to make Jim happy. I’m sure it will be more comfortable to have a belt.
Since I’m not much of a seamstress, it actually took me over two hours to make the thing and the craftmanship isn’t even that good, but it’s the thought that counts.
I gave Jim the belt yesterday as a Christmas present, and he seemed quite happy. Yay!
On the way home from work on Friday, I made a doodle of a sailor that I saw on the train. On the way to work earlier that day, I finished a doodle of the Sears Tower, which is, of course, now called the Willis Tower.
Last Thursday night was silly. I was feeling rather uninspired about making something and was just hanging around keeping Jim company while he unpacked boxes. At some point, he finished unpacking this giant box so I put it on over my head and was walking around with it on (yes, I’m kind of weird). So Jim said, “why don’t you make that box into something.”
After a little deliberation, I decided to turn it into a giant vampire. Afterwards, of course, we were all putting it on and wearing it around the house. Surprisingly, it was a bit creepy to have someone walk around after you wearing even this silly vampire box. It really felt uncomfortable. Crazy!
On Friday, it was the last day of work with my co-worker of six years and my good friend’s brothers were in town. That meant happy hour after work, tacos at my beloved Taqueria Moran, and then a bit of a party back at my place. While everyone was over, I drew this simple doodle of overlapping circles. Kinda looks like bubbles.
Thursday night was laundromat night so I brought my sketchbook and markers with while my laundry spun around in the dryer. It reminds me a bit of the black and white pieces by Piet Mondrian, although less symmetric or parallel.