Inspiration: Art

If doodling is a language, everyone speaks it

by Lisa Currie 4

If doodling is a language, everyone speaks it | Doodlers Anonymous

If I get lazy while watching a subtitled movie and try to lie down, I muddle up the characters and miss the twist. If I try to translate my friend Fabian while he chats to his brother in Spanish tongue-rolls, I fail clumsily. But when I stumbled onto to marialamar's delicate doodlings, the language she spoke was irrelevant. I got it anyway.

Lately I've been attracted to illustration with an abstract twist - patterns and shapes that I can get lost in. It's amazing what we can say with just a few shapes. Sometimes it's more than we can with an over-share of lines. Maybe once the story becomes too obvious, the viewer isn't so much a part of it anymore. Like my friend Fabian, Maria speaks Spanish. Even though I can't read her captions, I can imagine her graylead gently scraping the white paper as she hunches over her desk. I can translate her lines much better than I can translate her words. OK, now I'll let you go do some flickr meditation over at marialamar's beauitful flickr stream. Adios!

Lisa Currie

We all enjoy a bit of a doodle! That's why we're here. Or maybe you got lost and were searching for a whole other kind of doodle... uh oh. Anyway, hello! My name's Lisa. I'm author of The Scribble Diary, a doodling book to inspire self-reflection. Also my new book is ME, YOU, US to fill out with your friends! Come find me on instagram @scribblediary


  1. OPPY! It's so nice to see you visit us again with this beautiful find and entry. Come back anytime.

  2. gosh i love those drawings. sigh. thanks for welcoming me back okat! will post again sometime.

  3. such a nice translation oppy , thank you so much.. (I'm marialamar;)

  4. good work:)

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