I doodle. I have always been a doodler. Although I rail against fidgets, I am still an inveterate doodler.
People doodle differently. Flowers, swirls, squares.
I also doodle most extravagantly when stressed.
My daughter and I had an odd double doodle moment the other week. She was writing up a Masters dissertation and I was trying not to be anxious about the fact that she was ... writing up a Masters dissertation.
Creepy though this sounds, our doodles were almost identical. Squared off boxes and geometric shapes.
Lauren has been doing art history and had insightful comments about the psychology of it all. It made sense to us, and yes, we are re-watching Gilmore Girls.
Today I had a anxious online meeting, so I got out the writing pad, hoping to make notes. All I did was doodle. Stressfully.
No wonder people revert to colour books.
I attach a wee picture of my stress-doodles for the record.
PS The cross-hatching is a new feature. What does that mean?