Realising something from my doodles

By | October 20, 2012

For as long as I can remember I’ve doodled the same sorts of things.

Treble clefs have always been a favourite. I could fill a whole page with them. Large ones, small ones, some with very elaborate swirls, others quite small and simple. We have a blackboard wall in our hall and I can happily cover it with treble clefs.

Flowers as well, specifically daisy shapes, ending in a heart at the bottom.

Speaking of bottoms (ahem), I like to start with a “w” and turn it into the back of a person. I remember doing this at primary school and being really worried that the teacher would think I was being rude, when I wasn’t I was just turning it into a person.

And cats, rounded cat shapes.


It was when I was looking online idly this afternoon for doodles and their meanings that I realised that my doodles are always rounded, there’s very rarely any sharp corners or angles.

This is the meaning for circles and rounded shapes:
“Circles represent a need to find unity and peace. They can indicate someone who is struggling to draw everything together and make sense of it. It can also indicate a strong intuitive sense that things are coming together to form a whole, whether that refers to relationships, or life in general.”

I can clearly remember starting doodling before my parents divorced and I guess, looking back, it was one of my ways of dealing with a very anxious, stressful time.

I also look at D’s fantastic drawings (see my Artwork by D post) and they are completely transparent to me. She draws what she feels and I’m pleased to say they are 99.9% positive images.

It’s funny how researching something you’ve always wondered about suddenly makes sense.

Thanks for reading, comments/RTs/shares as ever welcomed Jx 😘

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mandzmagee on 21st October 2012 at 2:13 am.

That was very interesting! I’m also a doodlebug!! If i’m not drawing stars it’s eyes! According to the link eyes are reflecting on the person drawing them – Couldn’t be closer to the truth I can genuinely say!! I’ll need to find out what stars mean!! Thanks for sharing!! Xx


Suzanne Whitton (@3childrenandit) on 22nd October 2012 at 2:33 pm.

I tend to draw very symetrical shapes – either stars or flowers too! All very interesting 🙂


Stix on 23rd October 2012 at 11:09 am.

Just popping over from Britmums….
Another doodlebug here too! And treble clefs are my things too…however I also like to do lots of squares and boxes and sharp lines. Will have to go and look it all up now *skips off to google!*


AutismMumma on 23rd October 2012 at 2:25 pm.

You’re welcome, I found it fascinating. Not sure if there was a stars explanation on the link in the post – like adding in the links now that I can! X


AutismMumma on 23rd October 2012 at 2:31 pm.

Thank you, it was a definite light bulb moment!


AutismMumma on 23rd October 2012 at 2:33 pm.

Thank you for visiting via BritMums 🙂 there should have been a link on the post where doodle explanations could be seen. I found it fascinating and nice to “meet” a fellow treble clef doodler!


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