Most of my art journaling is with a black pen. I just grab a mark making utensil and draw, because it feels the most natural to me when I want to create. I move my hand around and somehow, a picture appears. I scribble here, write there and especially like to draw female faces. Last week I posted some of my art journal pages and also a spread I had collaged and painted on randomly. Today I drew this random lady face on top of the spread. It’s a strange lady with her hair weighing her down. Not sure why I saw that image from my collage, this is totally¬†unplanned.

I’ve noticed that my default character seem to be funky whimsical and strange ladies. I wonder why that is my default drawing…strange women? Is it become I am a woman? Do I think of myself as a strange woman? Am I unconsciously exploring the role of women in general and how our roles and responsibilities affect our lives? Maybe it is just randomness. However, my niece always ask me to draw her a strange woman to color in, meaning a 5-year old has understood that my default characters are these strange women. Hmm…I wonder what it all means, if anything. What are your default doodles? I wonder what it says about our subconscious minds…

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