Not sure how to explain this without sounding weird... I draw people.
Nope, still sounds weird... no matter how I thought about writing that sentence it just sounded plain odd. So let me try to rephrase that... When I am bored, or even when I am just relaxing, or on the phone, or at the airport, or watching a movie... you get it... whenever I am still, I love to doodle. Only my doodles either turn into elaborate scenes from movies I've seen OR they are doodles of people around me or someone that pops into my head.
If you have ever been on the phone with me, chances are you have become a doodle at some point or time. (Like my friend, Yvette, below.)
When I was in school, I doodled during class. I listened, but I doodled. In college during lecture, I doodled. I will never forget my History 369 class and my professor had me make copies of my notes for him because he thought they were funny. Yes, we were discussing the dust bowl. And yes, my notes were covered with little dirt devil tornadoes. But hey, it helped me with my memorization. :)
In high school, my art teacher encouraged doodling. In fact, she was one of the FEW teachers who actually understood my need to doodle. I remember she did an entire lesson on doodling. Well, you can imagine my confidence. "Oh yeah, I got this in the bag!" Needless to say, it is an outlet for me. Not only is it an outlet, but it also led to some of my illustrations that are now currently in my books. Tulip started as a doodle. Laura Bell started as a doodle.
Sissy and Kat stemmed from a doodle. I had no intention of writing that book, until I had doodled them into existence while on the phone with my sister.
Aren't they cute?!
So doodle away my friends, because you never know when a doodle can turn into an idea... or even an entire book. :)
And yes, for those of you who talk to me on a regular basis.... you probably have a doodle. ;p
Howdy Everyone! And welcome to my website! My name is Katharine Hamilton and I am a writer and multi-genre author! Thank you for stopping by!