Starting With A Dot

Every so often I do a sketchbook task “starting with a dot”. I approach it with nothing pre-determined. Sometimes it progresses to geometric shapes, or flowing lines, or line drawings of actual objects. The dot is just somewhere to start.

Today my dot became a spiral.

But when I look at it, as a viewer, I’m conflicted. Technically, starting with a dot means you start in the middle. Growing, progressing, expanding – this could be about life, or art, or knowledge – about so many things.

But sometimes when I look at it, I feel like I’m at the outside looking in. The human brain can be tricky sometimes.

What do you feel, or see?

sketchbook drawing - starting with a dot - spiralling outwards from the dot in the centre
sketchbook drawing – starting with a dot

Have a great day!
-Sandra πŸ™‚

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  1. Love spirals as they can be quite mesmerizing and have many different meaning πŸ’–

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    1. Spirals are so cool. I love them!

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  2. My brain thought it was a tunnel!

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    1. Oh no! There’s no light at the end!

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      1. I didn’t think of that. A dot of carbon, a cornerstone for life!

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  3. Yes, I can understand what you mean Sandra. At first sight, it reminded me of a 7-Circuit Labyrinth. Sometimes you have those conflicting types of emotions when you initially walk one, yet there is an eventual calm that settles in afterward. Good exercise. 😁🌺🌞✍🏻😘

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    1. Thanks Kym. I’m glad my brain didn’t sound TOO crazy. 😁 Have a great week! 🌺

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      1. Nah, you didn’t sound crazy girlfriend. Have a wonderful week too! πŸ₯°πŸŒΊπŸ€—

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