Idle doodles

Thing practiced: drawing

Tools used: colored pencils, paper

I like seeing the doodles people make when talking on the phone at a desk. Some people sketch the things around them (their hand, the Shift key, a plant), some people draw geometric patterns, some people just write down individual words and put boxes around them. When I was a kid we used to spend class passing notes with terrible stick-figure illustrations of pretty much nothing, but it was fun, and idle phone doodling evokes the same feeling. Which is irrelevant, except that I spent tonight’s on-hold time with Comcast doodling: