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Following The Doodle: An Artist’s Journey Of Reclaiming A Long-Forgotten Passion

Following The Doodle: An Artist’s Journey Of Reclaiming A Long-Forgotten Passion by Barbara Laurie. Photograph of a drawing of Barbara's doodle person, described in the article
Drawing courtesy of Barbara Laurie

How a doodle reconnects an artist to her past and her present and unleashes a body of work.

As far back as I can remember, I have been obsessed with doodling. In fact, I doodled all the time. Any blank surface was an open invitation to scribble, create and daydream — unchartered territory. Paper napkins were a big favorite, and a paper restaurant tablecloth… positively irresistible. The margins of my

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