I Call My Drawings … Doodles … Because

I love to draw, paint, write, create.  I like to make things from … nothing.

I think I draw pretty good at times when I am in the mood to draw.  

If my drawing doesn’t look the best in my eyes … I call it a doodle.  

Why? Because … when I draw a doodle … I don’t have to worry about it being … perfect.  

If someone sees imperfections in my artwork … they can remember it’s a doodle, that’s okay.  

One can get by with anything when a drawing is called a doodle.  The pressure of having to draw perfectly is taken away …this is how I feel.  

I like to look at things as I draw.  If I am not in the mood to draw … I can’t draw at all.  

I used to draw for people, make greeting cards for sale … paint mailboxes for people who would pay me good money.  Not only that … I used to do posters each month with different themes at the hospital I used to work at.  

As a child … I used to draw, design, color, cut out my own paper dolls.  I would make them for my friends.  

I am my own worst critic, I am a perfectionist.  

I noticed a long time ago that when I called my drawings … Doodles … it took the pressure off me.  Why? Because I don’t have to be perfect.


Note by this author :

Photos is my artwork … A Doodle.  Photo, story owned… written by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates / aka Granny Gee.






  1. Marie Edgerly

    I love to draw too and such a perfectionist. I have also noticed too that if I wasn’t in the mood the draw then it doesn’t come out as good. I thought I was the only one like that lol

  2. Gina

    I wish I could draw but I’ve never been very good at it. I’m forced to create my ‘art’ using a camera instead.

  3. Pat Z Anthony

    Whatever you call your drawings, it is obvious this is something you enjoy and others appreciate. Although some of us call ourselves artists (myself included) we know fame and fortune won’t find us, but fun always does!

  4. Gayle Harrelson

    I wish I had the craft you do at drawing, I don’t have that in me but I have to say I ADMIRE those that have a hand in it
    cause I’ve seen some AWESOME drawings from people that I wish I had the talent for, but I have other talents I like doing.
    nevr give up on what makes you happy in life cause that’s what makes YOU.

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