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Einstein Cup – Round 2

Seems I’m recycling here, huh?  Hey!  I’m a green artist!  Yeeeeaaahhh… OK, maybe not.  But…

I spend a lot of time on the phone some days.  This morning is like that.  Finished my cup of Joe earlier… nothing else to do at the moment… so, hey, I’ll mess with the cup s’more.

Why do I draw Einstein?  He’s on my desktop background…

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Random Stuff

Not very creative lately, but going through some old notebooks at work, I found a few things I thought might be interesting to look at later on:

Doodle during OSHA training

More OSHA doodling

Quick sketch of the conference phone sitting in the middle of the table during a meeting at work

Sketch of an idea I had to catch some wire trimmings that were messing up the floor (current on left, proposed on right)

There, that should do for a bit.  I’ll get back to doing more interesting things (I hope).  Meanwhile, you can see into my mind a bit.

 

Found Some Old Doodles

I have about five or six spiral-bound notebooks that I’ve held on to for a number of years now.  Every once in a while I’ll find myself in need of a notebook, and one of these five or six is always within arms reach.  They’re constant companions of mine when I go to meetings.  I’m NEVER in a meeting without one!

And this is why…  I’m usually BORED…TO…TEARS!  And when I’m bored, I doodle.  The longer the meeting, the more doodles there are, or the more complicated/intricate the doodle is.

Just the other day, I was in the car and in need of something to write on. I looked in the glove box and found a notebook from about three years ago.  The first three pages had doodles on them.  Here they are…

From a "Monday Morning Management Meeting" on Monday, December 8th, 2008. Obviously, nothing exciting happened in THAT meeting.

Also from the M.M.M.Meeting. Apparently this meeting lasted about the same time as the one the week before. 🙂

Same notebook, but I was waiting in the car for my wife while she had an appointment. After a while I got bored enough with the radio that I pulled out the notebook from the glove box and started sketching the building she was in. Not much later, out she came, so that was the end of the drawing session.

There ya go.  A snapshot into 10-day period of my life.  A lot’s changed since then… A LOT!, but isn’t it cool to look back every once in a while?

Here’s some other posts where I’ve been bored enough at work to doodle.

Updated Bell-headed Sailor

Added some color to the “doodle” from yesterday.  Who knows where this is going.

Bell-headed Sailor Toon

I doodle a heckuva lot more than I draw and paint.  And I NEVER doodle in my sketchbook, which is EXACTLY where all this kind of thing should happen.  I’ve mentioned it before, but there’s this phobia I have of putting something in a sketchbook, or on a blank piece of paper, or on a canvas, and messing it up.  Regular ol’ notebook paper, napkins, cardboard, business cards?  No problem at all.  I’ll just drop ink and graphite all over the damned place.  That’s what this was…

This is a scanned version, and if you look carefully enough you can see the faintest hints of the lines in the paper.  It was drawn on a 8 1/2″ x 11″ canary legal pad, but I scanned it in black-and-white, then erased as much of the lines as I could with Sketchbook Pro.

Anyway, what I should do is do more of this in the Moleskine sketchbook.  Gotta conquer my fear of dorkin’ up a page in that damned notebook.  Heaven help me!

The End is Nigh

So this is it, the last day of work for me.  I’ll be officially laid-off from my job after almost 14 years of blood, sweat, and tears.  It has been almost like awaiting death, and now the grim reaper has shown his face and is arching the scythe back for a final swing. Not sure how “normal” this is, but the Department of Labor was in here yesterday to give us all a run-down on what unemployment services were available. It was a nice gesture, or maybe they were merely just doing their jobs by being here. Either way, I hate to say it, but it was BORING! I tell you what, the government is unbelievably beurocratic, and chock full of forms and procedures. I think it’s easier to get a job than it is to go to the DOL and fill out endless forms and wait for approvals and what-not, even in this economy. At some point I stopped listening and started doodling. I always have a note pad, or something to draw on because I KNOW that if there’s a meeting to be held, I’m going to check out. The paper gives me something to shift my attention to and prevents me from standing up and rudely walking out on someone who’s just doing their job. Now, for the first time in 14 years, I’m unemployed. Hey, maybe I can go get a government job. I hear the FBI is hiring. How ’bout that? Special Agent Ayers… hmm… does kinda have a nifty ring to it, don’t it?

The last meeting doodle.

The last meeting doodle.

Doodling Carried Away

I’ve had this 3″ x 3″ card hanging on a corkboard behind my desk at work for a while.  It was something I did while on a phone conference.  Just a drawing of a face at first, but I can’t stand anything to be “normal”, so I had to jazz it up.  Think I may have went a little too far… or maybe not far enough.

Doodle Face

Abstract Face: Pen & Markers on 3" x 3" Card