What do you see? I see a piece of paper full of free-forming lines, dots, and shapes. These are the lines you see when someone is doodling on a scrap piece of paper. Maybe they are paying attention to something else, but their hand keeps moving, almost automatically. The artist actually doodled all the time when he was on the phone. Let’s picture his phone. It's 1967. Think of a phone, black, connected to a cord that is connected inside the wall. Talking on the phone was a stationary activity. So, if you were an artist, you might pick up a pencil and any paper that was close enough to grab and just start doodling.
The sketch prompt is to go to the recycle bin to select the paper to start doodling on. Try listening to music or having a conversation when doodling. It’s a time to let go, let your hand take over your lines, dots, and shapes.
Time to TALK. Charles Burchfield is known for his watercolor paintings, but he also sketched, doodled, and drew all the time. Everywhere he went, Charles Burchfield moved his hand capturing what he saw and heard, on all sorts of papers including used envelopes.