“DisCURSIVE” Paper Art by Annie Vought
I doodle. It is like a nervous tic. If you are talking with me on the phone I guarantee that I’m multitasking by writing your name, my name, the last sentence you said – whatever, in crazy made up fonts all over the back of an envelope. I’m sure my affliction has been studied and given an acronym of some kind like N.D.D. (Nervous Doodler Disorder). I can’t wait to see the pharma ad for it. Maybe I can even get some extra time on standardized tests?
No matter what my neurosis, I’m pretty normal compared to artist Annie Vought. This woman is from some other planet in my opinion. She CUTS script from paper! I give her an A+ in “penmanship”.
Great discourse and wonderful information! Thanks Mary.
It’s about time someone “addressed” NDD, Betsy. My doodles tend to follow the still glued flap of the envelope but always wind up as arrows that point to the edges and beyond. I suppose our doodling says a lot about us psychologically and if it is not already a part of analysis then it should be. Doodle Therapy can stand right beside Dream Therapy.
Did you know that cursive penmanship is no longer being taught in public schools? I was shocked to learn that high school graduates cannot provide a written signature. Anyone who has ever read “Drawing From The Right Side Of The Brain” will immediately see this as a direct hit upon cultivating creativity by the educational powers that be! Private schools still teach cursive writing so all is not lost just yet, but, wasn’t America built by our creativity, ingenuity, and invention? Shouldn’t we be carrying on that tradition?
I see Annie Vought as a historic preservationist of cursive writing!