Meet Thea Elmsley, a 2nd Year at Edinburgh University, who runs the Oodles of Doodles Instagram page (@oodles.n.doodles) – a hilariously cynical and candid collection of doodles dedicated to the trials and tribulations of transitioning from a teen to a young adult. Phi Magazine got a chance to chat with Thea about what inspires her witty works of art and what reactions they’ve had – as well as where she plans to take her doodles in the future!
We are proud to feature her as the first in our Creator of the Month series, dedicated to showcasing up and coming student creators across the globe.
PHI: What inspires your creations?
THEA: Most of my doodles are just completely random thoughts or musings I have whilst walking down the street or sitting on public transport. I am obsessed with the Notes app on my phone and anytime anything remotely funny happens to me or I have a weird thought pop into my hand I write it down immediately on Notes. So I guess you could say all the doodles are quite personal, usually what I’m just thinking about at any given time, however they are occasionally inspired by funny of weird conversations I have with friends or stories that I am told.
PHI: What kinds of reactions has your work had?