just monkeying around…

by Leo on 2007-03-15

…or a perfect recipe to get your creative juices flowing.

I’ve recently discovered something truly amazing. All you need is:

  • one unbearably boring three-hour-long meeting;
  • one big cup of coffee. Flavor of your choice. NO DECAF!
  • a day planner;
  • a pen.

Stare at the wall in the direction where a bright beam of light projects something. Most likely a PowerPoint presentation. Breathe in. Out. In. Out. Pay close attention to the red dot produced by that laser pointer. In about 20 minutes you will find yourself in a deep state of meditation. Open your day planner on a random page. Gently touch the surface with your choice of writing instrument. Treasure this moment! This is when the muse strikes. Doodle! Try not to think about it, just let it flow.

This is how my fuzzy friend was born. I’m not positive, but I think his name is Paper Cut.

March 15th, 2007 at 1:38 pm
4 Responses to “The Birth of the Monkey…”
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    Heard Paper Cut by Linkin Park ?

    You seem to be good at Doodling :) Its rare that I can make a line straight.. and these seemingly perfect curves when I draw straight lines are never even near alright when I actually wanna draw them for a drawing 😀

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    Scott Says:

    Cool site ! Love the banner, wish I could get around to doing something original like that for UkMac.net !

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    ender Says:

    *sigh* i fear i will never be that loose with my drawing.

    from the Red Monkey … gotta love Paper Cut!

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    c5 Says:

    I see myself in you. Before the keyboard became my handrest, it used to be any paper and a pen. I can’t draw a realistic drawing like what my stepdad (which I admire most, sadly he died in 2005) (http://mtevangelista.tripod.com) but I my drawings are more of doodlings. When I saw your site I thought maybe I should get back to it…and blogging about it is a good idea! 😉