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Everyone can doodle!

I encourage everyone to pick up a sketchbook and start doodling! This video dates back a few years and is part of my ongoing “Creativity Project,” which encourages everyone to pick up a pencil or a brush and start expressing themselves! Making art and the act of creating is not the realm of a select few but can and should be a part of everyone’s life.

The secret is to start small!

Get in the habit of doodling in your sketchbook. Remember making art doesn’t mean you have to start big, have a workspace or a studio.  All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil! Doodling, for example, is a natural way to tap into your innate creativity. Doodles can be done while you’re on the phone, riding the bus or even while you’re watching television.

We now have more time!

Get in the habit of drawing during the pandemic! With more time on our hands, we can start developing the habit of making art! Art and creativity should be our go-to if we need to take a break from our devices. If you are working from home, a great way to take a break is to keep our sketchbook handy!

What do I make?

Whatever your heart desires! A sketchbook is never meant to be art. A sketchbook is where we can let our minds roam free! It’s where we doodle and collect things.

Did you say collect things?

Yes, most definitely!

You can paste images, magazine clippings, dry flowers and save treasures and ideas of all kinds! A sketchbook can be more or less like a scrapbook. Mine have been drawing books, notebooks, sketchbooks or a combination of them all!

The benefits of doodling

Studies out of Harvard University list the many benefits that can be derived from putting pencil to paper. Things like improved focus, better memory, and not to mention an excellent way to relieve stress are just a few of the benefits of doodling. I encourage you to read the article here.

So what are you waiting for?

Start doodling!