Which gave me an idea.
So quickly abandoning my first pile of essay pre-reading, I went off to procrastinate by finding my previous procrastinations. Pulling out my ring binder of Part IA, I began to flick through, phone-camera poised and ready to capture any moments of creative distraction that were possibly Blake-worthy.
The majority of my doodles however, appear in my human geography essay notes and the surprising intricacy of some did make me question the level of work I did last year. The scariest of all were the complex geometric designs that I discovered on sheets entitled 'Supervision Notes'. Oops.
'an unfocused drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied'.
...and goes on to describe their frequent presence in school notebooks and margins. Popular doodles include geometric shapes and patterns, landscapes, fictional beings and cartoon versions of teachers (like my striking resemblance to our Methods lecturer Dr Watson*).
Further research into the doodle (instead of the much more depressing global food crises I was supposed to be researching) revealed a surprising nature to this seemingly pointless pastime, but that would be far too much for me to include in one blog post, so you will just have to wait in anticipation for this post's follow-up (aka I want to show you more of my drawings!!!). So keep your eyes peeled for the next installment where I am forced to question my alleged feminism, discuss the deep psychologies of doodling and show pictures of pretty flowers what I did draw.
*No seriously that's her name. I'm not joking. It'll suck if she becomes a Professor. Unless she marries someone called Green. Or Dumbledore.