Doodling is good

Have you ever noticed how everything in our society has to be purposeful? I for one so often become a bit guilt-ridden when I find myself ‘drifting’ along, not achieving things that are deemed worthwhile or practical. I think perhaps our minds have become a bit fettered- we are too busy to think, feel or process things….

This little snippet reminds us of how wonderfully creative and lively our minds are. Doodling, far from being a complete waste of time actually focuses us and allows us to ponder, ruminate, disentangle…It’s funny how these precious everyday habits are downtrodden and dismissed in the whirlpool of our machine-like world of structures and systems.

Alyssa Kanitsch

As an artist, I am deeply inspired by imagery that explores tangible metaphors. This is perhaps why I am drawn to the world of fairytale, fantasy, dreams and iconic or religious artwork; especially from artists in the early renaissance. In many of my paintings, I try to use images, landscapes and objects to weave together a story or a sense of nostalgia and distant memory. My favourite art medium is acrylics, however, I also love mucking around with mixed media and pastel, and I occasionally work with oils. I have been known to paint furniture, murals and surfboards, mostly because I love to surround myself with the energy of colour.

Leave a Reply