I play with things when I listen. It can be a pen, my chair, a glass, basically anything near to me that can be moved. Sometimes I doodle. I think doodling is a form of fumbling around as well. Usually they will just be ‘non-shapes’, little scribbles, nothing that interesting. But when I was in high school I went through a phase where I started to make more structured doodles. I would start somewhere with a middle point and build little shapes around it while it grew into more interesting patterns. I have kept some:

As you can see this doodle was on the back of my study schedule. Wanna learn Dutch? ‘Lezen’ means ‘read’, ‘opdrachten’ means ‘assignments’, ‘week’ is just ‘week’ (but we say it differently).


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    December 22, 2011 at 18:02

    Awesome! My last name is Dutch, so therefore somewhere back down out line of heritage, I am part Dutch! Yay!

    And this is awesome! I used to draw different patterns/lines in circles like yours, but yours are way more hi-tech. Mine were like, a dot, then a single line, then triangles, and so on and so forth. You should totally do this with markers or something and the color would be so beautiful!

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    Magical Day Dream

    December 22, 2011 at 18:24

    @ Beckie: So cool! That basically means we are family, since you are Dutch and I am Dutch. I really like your color idea, I might give it a try.. :)

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    December 22, 2011 at 18:32

    You are incredible, wow, so so so gooooood….

    my husband does the same thing! he is an artist too and will doodle like that, he actually did it last night when my teenage daughter was having a melt down at the table, he just sat there and listened and made a really pretty doodle with pink and blue ink! and sometimes he will make funny ones, like him with big muscles hahaha

    thanks for what you shared on my blog today, (I can’t respond directly to you b/c your “no-reply blogger comment” is on…)
    but i think chatting a little and saying HI is just as important if not more important than giving her something!!!

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    December 22, 2011 at 20:01

    The header is nice and that drawing is gorgeus xx!

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    Gulcin of Olric

    December 22, 2011 at 23:16

    Wow! It looks amazing and reminds me designs of Iznik tiles.You can check to see: http://www.iznik.com/en/products/traditional-tiles

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    December 23, 2011 at 06:27

    oh I love your blog! :3
    That painting looks great! I love Dutch, because if it’s written down I can understand it. Sometimes I can understand people talking too, but it’s usually too fast :D

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    Magical Day Dream

    December 23, 2011 at 09:42

    @ Ginanorma: That’s pretty cool! I hope your daugther is doing better though.. But I’m sure she is lucky to have you guys as her parents. Thanks for telling me about the no-reply blogger comment thing, I wasn’t aware of that :S Does anyone know how/where to turn it on?

    @ Jasmin: Thanks! (And love your name, just like the princess from Aladdin!)

    @ Gulcin: Wow those are pretty cool! And I can see how you were reminded of them :)

    @ Julie: Yeah actually we have quite some words that are similar to English, like ‘periode’ is ‘period’ and ‘methode’ is ‘method’, ‘datum’ is ‘date’ :)

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    December 24, 2011 at 02:33

    wow, i think these drawings are amazing. i’ve been known to be a doodler too, but nothing like this!!


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