Leavings and Letters
How do you make time for these, Kat? And have you ever thought of becoming an engineer or an architect?
Hi, Lance! :)I doodle a lot in church (for some reason, I actually listen better when I'm doodling than when I'm not), and sometimes, buildings instead of random shapes come out. At other times, I see an interesting shape and let it stew until I have time to make something of it. I actually came up with the idea for this one a few months ago but didn't make time for it until last week.I usually make a final diagram at night, while watching TV or listening to music. I cut it in the morning, before I go to work. If there's time, I fold it also; otherwise, I do it when I get home.When we were kids, I never thought of becoming an engineer or an architect. I had one classmate who said he wanted to be an architect so that he could design houses, but I couldn't see what the big deal was about designing other people's houses. Maybe I just took it for granted that people's houses were built according to their fancies.Only after I started working on these paper buildings, learning about architecture, and then dealing with bad architecture myself as a renter did the idea of becoming an architect make sense to me. It makes me wonder how things might have been if I'd seen more unusual buildings as a kid. :) But, to become an architect now? I haven't given it serious thought, and the thought of 5-7 more years of education and training is kind of scary.
I get the feeling that you do those things mindlessly—the cutting and the sketching and the folding. It's impressive. If and when you do become an architect, I won't be surprised if you'll make a great one.
Aw, thanks. :)It's mindless in the sense that it's therapeutic and relaxing. It's also fun, like solving puzzles.