Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Production meeting 6/28/2006

Today we had production meeting again. I sketched a picture of a guy off a trade magazine, but got bored with his face, so I added some other doodles. I enjoyed the eyes, so when I got home I used my kids colored pencils to add the color. It was interesting during the process. This was the first time I have used a ballpoint pen for a while. I prefer a fountain pen, or a smooth, fine tipped gel pen. The ink just lays down so much better.
On another note, I noticed that my sketchpot blog is getting much more traffic than my writing blog. I think it is safe to say that my sketch pen is mightier than my word.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Bad day 6/27/2006

I had a rough day today as many of my plans (company requested) were turned and skewed and then put back to the original plan. It was a high stress day. This is what I sketched when i went home for lunch. It just came out of the pen that way, must be reflective of my "bad day."

Monday, June 26, 2006

no meeting today....had to do lunch sketch 6/26/2006

I don't really know what I was doodling today. I guess I was just letting it flow out of the pen. But, I l9ked a couple of the images, and the contrast that was being entertained. Also, the image below is a sketch I did while waiting for a church meeting yesterday evening. I was stuck in a church foyer, and all there was to keep me company was the couch across the way. It was a good model, didn't move much. (sorry about the grainy quality, I'm still hunting a good scanner to get away from taking pic.'s).

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Church Meeting Sketch 6/25/2006

I went to church today and decided to sketch what I saw. This is a little doodle of the back of the guy I was sitting behind. I actually had fun doing this one. The image quality isn't as good as I liked because it's not scanned, but photographed. The picture below is a sketch I made of my shaving mug and brush last night when I couldn't sleep.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Safety Meeting 6/23/2006

We went over the findings of our safety audit today. It was a lengthy meeting. I had time to do a lot of shading. I finished this and started a banana (see in the bottom), but I didn't scan that one. This was sufficient.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

June-22-2006/production meeting/9:30 a.m.

Not much to say about this one but that there was a pair of scissors in front of me during the meeting. The meeting was fruitless, but I enjoyed the sketch, so it wasn't a total loss.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Meeting on the road 6/21/2006

I got stuck in a meeting an hour and a half away from home today. For a while, I was outside in the EXTREMELY hot weather waiting for others to be finished. It was a perfect time to sketch what I wished it was like. (this is just a photo-copy of the sketch because it was originally done with dark red ink, then I taped it into my notebook).

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

My "key" to sanity

It was a crazy day at work. We had a huge tour from a potential customer, and to top it off, my boss put in his two week's notice because he can't stand to work for our regional manager any more. Looks like there will be some interesting changes in the near future. Once again, because of the busy-ness of what was going on, I only had a few minutes to doodle while eating lunch. It's not much today, but at least, I is my key to maintaining any semblance of sanity.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Lunch-Sketch 6/19/2006

Once again, we went without a production meeting, but, in an effort to keep the sketching going strong, I grabbed this out of my desk and doodled during my lunch.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Saturday's Sketch

I wasn't in a meeting today, but pooped around before being forced to clean out the garage...this was my doodle while waiting for the inevitable.

Friday, June 16, 2006

No meeting today, but I sketched while at lunch...

There was no meeting today because everyone was trying to get out of the office early for Friday. I had the opportunity to oversee operations until the work was finished. During lunch, ther was a spray bottle in front of me. I drew it, ate my sandwich, drew a bit more, enjoyed my Dasani Lemon water, drew a bit more, and then grew weary of the background. Hence the unfinished black box. But I liked the way it came out.

After work I found a sweet site with a suggested exercise with boxes. I got really excited, pulled out my paints, sat the kids down at the table so they could do their thing while I did mine. Here is my entry:

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Conference Call/6-15-2006/10:00 a.m./Georgia

Today marked another continued, deep, distant, drawn out, elongated, enduring, enlarged, expanded, extensive, far-reaching, faraway, gangling, king-size, lanky, lasting, lengthy, lingering, outstretched, prolonged, protracted, rangy, running, spun out, stretched, stretching, stringy and sustained conference call. Needless to say, the scenery wasn't too thought provoking. I drew what was in front of me.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Production Meeting/6-14-2006/9:30 a.m./Georgia

Today's meeting was a bit briefer than yesterday. I got this guy done and started a little man (seen in the bottom corner) but was cut short.
I'm still looking for additions from fellow doodlers (sketches made while in meetings or church, etc.) I'd love to post them for others to enjoy. For instructions on posting, see the initial post on this blog.

Speaking of church, I have a little program on my Dell Axim called Pocket Artist which is pretty cool. During the sermons last Sunday, here is what I popped out:

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Production Meeting/6-13-2006/9:30 a.m./Georgia

Today I was looking at my clip board during the meeting and thinking about the word "clip". It was a lengthy meeting. I had to appear very interested.

I can"t be the only one

Every day at work when 9:30 a.m. rolls around, I find myself in a daily production meeting where we go over the same information, and are expected to act interested in what is being presented. In my attempt to play the part, I have my notebook, a set of eyes that shift from the speaker to my notepad intermittently, and my pen is moving after orchestrated pauses. However, the pad is filled with doodles instead of notes. I can't really help it. I find that I listen better when my hands are moving. But I can't believe I am the only one who does it.
I am accumulating, however, daily doodles, on lined paper that are reminders of the meetings, and I'm growing fond of the scraps and doodles.
I thought I would start a blog showing what is going through my mind, when something else probably ought to be.

If you are interested in sending me your doodles (they have to be done while in a buisiness meeting), please send them to me via email (preferably in jpeg format), with "MY DOODLE" in the subject header and the best ones will get posted. On each doodle sent, however, I need the following information: Time of day, type of meeting drawn in, the state, and name of company. I figure that such information would be interesting. (if you worry about naming the company...exclude that information).