A KerDoodle Journey


An extension of myself if ever there was one.

It was a dark and stormy night. I was sitting on my ass, thinking about life, contemplating my navel, wondering about this and that. You know, accessing my inner child. At the time I was unemployed, but I was contemplating securing a job as a school bus driver. My father had recently passed away, though because we were not close this was not a tremendous blow. The clean-up of his residence was a blow, however. He was a hoarder. What he left me was a great deal of work – thank heaven I had help.

I don’t know what drove me to it, but something did. As I sat, thought, and contemplated I got the urge to pick up my iPad. I was suddenly and inexplicably driven to find a free drawing app and see if I could draw a cartoon. Please, don’t ask me why.

Of course, I have never been an artist – an artiste, if you will – but nothing grows in a vacuum. I did have a little experience to draw from. Way back when I was eleven, when I was simultaneously concentrating on my classes in school, and doodling rebelliously, I had drawn a silly thing – a very silly thing – and that silly thing was what now came to me again.

I don’t still have that original picture, of course – who keeps such a thing! But I still had it (taps temple) up here and I thought maybe that would be a good place to start.

The app I downloaded was called Tayasui Sketches. No, I’m not getting any kickbacks from those guys – though they have my number. I downloaded the free version, noted the option to upgrade to a few additional tools, and started drawing. I decided that if I felt any actual potential in what I came up with, I would invest in the additional tools, and see where it went.

I mentally accessed the old image, and started drawing. This was it. The first KerDoodle. And a reconnection of sorts with my childhood.

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