I’m keen on dots, spots, paisleys. No, I’m wild about paisley! And stripes? Since I was peach lipped lad I gravitated toward stripes. Shirts. Ties. Trousers. Socks. Swim trunks.

And when it comes to doodling, stripes are my go-to stroke, lowest common denominator, my unconscious twitch… Stripes appear when my pen drifts sans brain technique.

Stripes are visual texture. Visual stretcher. An invitation to glide or slide. An invitation to smile.

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