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The Doodleslice Doodle Manifesto

Stultorum Calami Carbones 2014-01-22

I wrote this about a month ago originally thinking that it might be about four or five items in length. It’s now up to 37 and counting.

The Doodleslice Doodle Art Manifesto

1) Lines are movements, let them dance.
2) Accidents are beautiful.
3) Overworked is the enemy.
4) Over-thought is the enemy.
5) Smiles and laughter are not just important, they are noble, elevating, aesthetic experiences.
6) Respect the integrity of your chosen media, embrace the quirks of your chosen media.
7) Experiment!
8) Practice acceptance.
9) Respond!
10) Improvise!
11) Let people see what you make especially the pieces that make you nervous.
12) Art is Love for everybody.
13) We make art on Earth. We are Earthlings one and all and only one planet is open for business.
14) Choose Mudita over Schadenfreude.
15) Glory in color.
16) Strive to bring the feeling of color even when using only a black pen on white paper.
17) Even a single line can be beautiful.
18) Even a single line can be profound.
19) Your hand knows its business – don’t be too swift to judge it when it surprises you.
20) Doodling is openness to the essential.
21) When in doubt, draw a bird.
22) When in doubt, draw a bunny.
23) When in doubt, write a word in the middle of the page. Love is a great word to choose.
24) Believe in every line you draw.
25) When in doubt, be simple and spare.
26) When in doubt, be complex and turbulent.
27) When in doubt about starting, make a single random mark on the canvas or page.
28) When in doubt about finishing, stop and walk away. If you’re not finished you’ll know it when you come back.
29) Poems love doodles and doodles love poems.
30) Grownups deserve art that is joyful without being jaded, mawkish, ironic or saccharine. They need it at least as much as kids do.
31) Give yourself permission to put your whole heart into what you do.
32) Give yourself permission to love the silly, the whimsical, the absurd.
33) Hug unreservedly.
34) When in doubt, draw!
35) When certain, draw!
36) Draw! Draw! Draw!
37) And don’t forget to post.

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New in my Etsy shop: The Cuddle – print

20.00 USD, by doodleslice

via Etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/160328689

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New in my Etsy shop: The Cuddle – print

20.00 USD, by doodleslice

via Etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/160328689

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Monumental Embrace #doodle

Monumental Embrace, doodle no. 1706 by David Doodleslice Cohen

2013-05-13 #1706

Love and hugs – what could be more worthy of a monument?

Monumental Embrace” is available on Etsy.

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big hug bunny #doodle

Big Hug Bunny - doodle no.1658 by doodleslice ?David Cohen

2013-02-01 #1658

I just had a feeling that today would be a good day to unleash the Big Hug Bunny into the world. I hope you’ll share him so he can visit anyone you’d like to give a hug, even if they are a little too far out of arm’s reach to hug in person.

🙂

http://www.equationarts.com/2013/02/big-hug-bunny-doodle

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hug a bird #doodle

hug a bird - doodle no. 1652 by doodleslice David Cohen

2013-01-21 #1652

Sometimes I’ll draw the black lines of a doodle when I’m on the go and then add color later. Such was the case with this one. I began the drawing in December while I was waiting for a slice of pizza. Just a couple of birds trying to stay warm as winter settles in.

http://www.equationarts.com/2013/01/hug-a-bird-doodle

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