It's been going around for quite a while, and it really was just a question of time until it was my turn. And now it finally caught up with me, and brought me down, that nasty cold. So I've spent the last couple of days on the sofa, trying to find something decent to watch on the telly, and with life's essentials close at hand.
With daytime tv being what it is (I really wonder how many times Pollyanna has been repeated in the past few months?!? 100? 200? Certainly more than enough, as with pretty much everything else), boredom soon sets in. Thankfully, my sketchbook was close at hand. I wasn't in the mood to start another portrait, so I just thought I'd try some doodling. I've never been a natural doodler, really. I don't tend to draw patterns or whatever while talking on the phone (maybe because I'm not really a telephone person). Whenever I try to doodle (and I really tried hard last month, when doodling was the Sketchbook Challenge's theme for January), I usually find myself, pen ready in hand, staring at the white paper for a while, until I give up. I tend to think too much about what I want to sketch, draw, paint in order to just happily doodle away without thinking
But with an aching throat, watery eyes (mainly because of bad, boring afternoon telly), a slight headache (mainly from having to blow my nose about every 10 secons), and having blown half my brain out through my nose (or so it feels), doodling really seemed the only thing to do to pass the time.
I'm really starting to enjoy this doodling thing. I like using coloured pens, but I definitely prefer the simple black & white, just using pens with different tips, from very fine to broad.
It's the third day on the sofa now. If this is going on like this, I'll have my sketchbook filled from cover to cover by the time this cold is over :)