Doodles by Vieve

I went to the library last week and got a few books on tape to listen to while I draw and paint.  If I could read a book and draw at the same time I would but this is the next best thing(sometimes the reader’s voice throws me off). I happened to notice an author from a much earlier time in my life and he was reading his own stories. Roald Dahl reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and others!  And on a less than inspired creative day I listened to that first story and doodled.  These are the results.  If you have never read his work , and they are mostly children’s stories, he has a lovely twisted, hilarious, true and very imaginative way with words.  I am not coming close to describing him well but between his words and his often used illustrator, Quentin Blake, he keyed right in to the secret mind and interests of a child.  I remember hearing his words (my mom read to us  regularly while we drew)and feeling that this was exactly what I always wanted a story to be but hadn’t known it.  Well, I have come to the end of my memory lane.  I hope that if memories drift up to the surface for you today that they are good ones.




  1. Wendy

    I love these. They are adorable! 🙂

  2. sands

    beautiful! Also read some of Roald’s adult work, it’s what you’ve been missing your whole life! xo

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