I've been finding it tricky thinking of stuff to share that's... er... 'doodley' enough to post here. Hmm doodley?! No... totally blank.
So I stopped by some favorites on Flickr ... and bang! There it was ... Jeff Meadows' bewitching photostream. But is it 'doodley'? (I'll come to that)It's pretty hard to explain love...I can't get this work out of my head...It keeps me awake at night... you know when you see stuff and you think 'I wish I could do that'? Well this is it for me. I just want to keep coming back for another peak, to get some clues, to try and work out his secret. Jeff creates carefully crafted 'vintage-style' pieces that are faultlessly executed and beautifully finished that end up looking like brilliantly 'casual' pieces just off-the-cuff, throwaway almost. And that's it. That's the key. That's the 'doodley-ness' right there. It's playful, intriguing, funny, ironic and simple - it retains all of the charm and wit that I'd expect from a simple sketchbook doodle, a simple freestyle line drawing... I don't know how he does it but I love it.
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