Day Five and Six of drawing a Daily doodle I’m going to adjust the subtitle and remove the dates. The post will still start with “Daily Doodle,” but I’m going to have some fun with the subject line. Hey, I think everyone knows the day and that I have a daily goal for this month in July. Putting the date on each post, well gosh, that’s just too much pressure. Especially if I slip up a day or three.
What I’m saying is basically this: I’m doodling daily even If I’m not posting every one each day. If there are gap days, then I will just post two doodles in the blog post.
We all Can Use Some H.E.L.P.
What is going on with this doodle? Is there any thought going into them? There is a lot of focus and thought that goes into my doodles…but it happens at the point the pen hits the paper. I don’t want to think before I draw/doodle. What I do with the Mental Health Humor Cartoons is I brainstorm an idea or topic and plot out cartoons. When I doodle, I just want a blank paper and let’s go. Sure, I’m still going to draw cartoonist’s doodles… I’m a cartoonist–we draw what we know.
Here’s what’s going on with July 6th doodle with the two creatures and all… No, it’s not about Noah. Originally, it was just 2 bear-ish looking things. But we all can use a little help, so then I added 2 birds. But what if two leisurely cockroaches are strolling by?…had to add them. Two Bees are buzzing about the bear, they must have found some honey. If there is honey, then there are flowers about and they are attacking the butterflies.
Time to draw: 20+5+3+5 (was talking too long so I did not do any shading or highlights)
What “was” an NOS Diagnosis?
NOS = Not Otherwise Specified
“NOS is an abbreviation that stands for “not otherwise specified.” It was formerly used as a clinical diagnostic descriptor when an individual was experiencing mental health symptoms but did not meet the formal criteria for a particular mental illness…the DSM-5, NOS has been replaced with the terms “other” or “unspecified.” “- By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW (Ask The Therapist)
Healthy Effective Leisurely Playfulness Or (H.E.L.P)
Daily Doodle is a fun creative outlet. Wanting to call the Doodle something fun…so I thought we could call them Healthy Effective Leisurely Playfulness Doodles. Or just use it as the acronym as HELP Doodles!
There are many different ways and styles of doodling. Most involve repetitive patterns, here are some popular styles. I’ll also share my Cartoon for July 5th since it used a tangle type of “U.”
Time to draw: 20+5
- Zen doodle
- Freeform tangle
- Doodle Art.
While my Doodling falls into more of “Doodle Art.” In the world of Mental Health, we used to have a term for called NOS = not otherwise specified. The Diagnosis term NOS changed and is gone from the DSM-5. So I could call my doodles, “Doodle NOS” or artful doodling.
Since for me, NOS was always negative, in the early years trying to get my Bipolar diagnosis right, I would see a lot of NOS in my charts. It just feels right to say not otherwise specified about Doodle Art! And know what I’m talking about…Art.
“My parameters are simple: draw what comes to mind. Focus on a feeling and doodle it out…No color, just black and white images. I want to also try to add a time limit of 20 minutes max (something new). No, this will not be Zentangle, or “Tangle” but some principles apply and I may do a few of my own patterns.”
Originally Posted at Chato Stewart’s Mental Health Humor at Psych Central: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor
Randle, K. (2014). What Is an NOS Diagnosis?. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 5, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2014/06/30/what-is-an-nos-diagnosis/
Stewart, Chato. (2018). Daily Doodle NOS For Healthy Effective Leisurely Playfulness H.E.L.P. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 5, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2018/07/daily-doodle-for-healthy-h-e-l-p/