If you are a follower of my work, you may know that since 2008 I have been using found marks, including doodles, as sources for my imagery. Some have suggested that I not use the word "doodle" to describe these unconscious scribbles that I found so compelling, for fear that the word might make my paintings seem less than serious. Well, here's a link to a TED talk by Sunni Brown in which she sings the praises of the lowly doodle. One of her points is that doodling helps us process information more readily, and also inspires creativity. So there!