“Never give up,” says budding doodlist 12 year old Meher Gandhi from Vadodara
Hey everyone, your friend Sara here! Welcome to my colourful ‘Art with Sara’ section.
Here I publish the writings of young artists who not only share their beautiful work, but also manage an equally challenging task of ‘expressing their art.’
Today’s wonderful doodle artworks are shared by 12 year old Meher Gandhi from Vadodara.
Meher is an avid reader who also loves to play the keyboard. She enjoys swimming and dancing. Meher goes to Navrachana International School, Vadodara (NISV). She is a student of Young Orators.
Today I will tell you about my transformation from a “doodling is not for me person” to “wow! I can doodle so well” person.
I used to see many of my school friends ‘doodle.’ I loved them, the diminutive designs they all made. But I always thought that I’m not wired to doodle.
Those friends had a group in which they would share all kinds of doodles. My English teacher doodles very well and they had started something called Doodlethon. I wanted to draw them too, but I never thought I had the spirit within me.
Slowly, I gathered and mustered up all my courage, that I hadn’t used since decades and picked up a pencil to draw the outline. I was about to give up after drawing the outline as it had confirmed that I was not cut for doodling.
It was then, that my English teacher, Ma’am Srilakshmi emboldened me with her wit to try my hand and told me to keep striving till I was satisfied.
Guess what? It worked!
Not only did I complete my outline but also the interior minute doodle work. I sent her a picture and I was thrilled that she found it wonderful.
This drove my spirits up. I developed a liking for doodling. I started on my second one and it was simply lovely. And so , I continued. Day by day my doodles became superior and finer. I must admit, that once my barrier of fear was broken, the journey was satisfying and enjoyable.
This connected me to many folks who are fine doodlists and their doodles helped enhance my learning.
My best friends also helped me draw better as they encouraged me. It was indeed a major necessity for me to draw well.
One of my all-time favourite doodles is ‘The Butterfly.’ This is close to my heart
because I can relate to it. The way a butterfly symbolizes the transformation into something beautiful, I too feel that I have evolved gradually in this learning process and transformed into a confident doodlist.
I must say, the internet here has a very brawny use, which works as a starter and gives you many innovative ideas to ignite your mind.
With this, I not only learnt how to doodle, outline, trace and hold the pen with
confidence but also learnt a very worthy, valuable and important lesson that is to ‘Never Give Up!’