I love doodles. I have hundreds of them from years of meetings. It's not that I'm not paying attention, but rather that I can't keep my hands still. So I draw. It's a lot better than shifting from side to side in my chair or annoyingly tapping my foot with excess energy.
Having said that, I love the look of doodles. Dense linework, meandering pattern, regimented texture. Well thanks to lena corwin's wonderful blog (and I mean really wonderful!) I was introduced to the amazing art of chris natrop. His beautiful cut paper pieces have an aesthetic that remind me a little of what I love about doodles, the density, the wander of the line. But to me his work also feels like there is a beautiful mystery inside. Like there is something familiar and known here, but I just can't tease it out into a clear picture. So finely constructed and conceived, this is work that's amazing in both it's crafting and overall impact. Oh, wonderful!