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Seven Ways Doodling Can Transform Your Life

Why should I doodle every day?

I get asked this question a lot from prospective students interested in The Doodle Institute. I believe that it is incredibly important to pick up a pen and paper and draw something every single day - it does not take much time, it can be done anywhere and is one of the most powerful, transformative things you can do on a daily basis. The simple exercise I call, "putting pen to paper" is a great way to check in with your heart. When you doodle, you open your...

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The Science Behind Your Doodles

"People are always asking me about the "SCIENCE" behind doodling. I was recently asked if the students of the Doodle Institute would be interested in the following article. My reply was YES, they would! So, I am so happy to share this great article and infographic with you!"

Happy Doodling!
Diane Bleck, Founder of the Doodle Institute

THE SCIENCE BEHIND YOUR DOODLES
written by: By Reuben Yonatan on December 11, 2018
https://getcrm.com/blog/science-behind-doodles/

It happens to most of us...

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Top 100 Icons

Practice makes perfect. And it takes a lot of work to make something look so easy. 

I began my career as a Graphic Facilitator for Ernst & Young in 1996 and over the years I have evolved into an Innovation Strategist partnering with others to bring ideas to life. I absolutely love working with individuals and teams using my doodle superpower to think through processes, strategies and new products.

I want to teach you a lesson in how to use doodles to think through strategies...

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Unlock the MAGIC of your Markers!

The Doodle Institute is one of the only learning environments that encourages our students to DOODLE YOUR DREAMS. We want our students to understand the power of Visual Learning. We believe when you put pen to paper, you open your heart channel to ideas, insights, and inspirations.

For the last 20 years, Diane Bleck has operated her own creative business working with companies large an small to bring IDEAS to LIFE! 

Have you ever seen people take awesome sketch notes on their iPad or at...

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The Power of Visual Learning


Diane Bleck's work has earned her a stellar reputation. She has been an Innovation Strategist, Executive Coach & Graphic Facilitator for almost twenty years. Working with clients like TEDMED, Wired Magazine, Coca-Cola, Consumer Reports and even Google to create "Solutions You Can See." She has completed over 250+ corporate projects in North America, Europe, Canada, Australia, and Africa. 

She is on a mission to unlock creativity at Home, School, and Work. 

Almost everyone knows...

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Being a Channel for Creativity

I believe that we live in two worlds - the Physical World & the Creative World. When you put pen to paper you wield your magic wand (the pen) to open the portal to the creative world. The creative world is always there and waiting for you to come and play. And it is filled with ideas that are just for YOU. I first accessed the creative world as a child who loved to sew and make quilts.

I have been sewing since I was about 8 years old. And it has always been a meditative and...

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How Does Color Speak to You?

 

How does color speak to you? I still remember the day in October about 15 years ago when I stumbled into a bookstore in London. It was raining outside and I wanted to find a quiet place to wait for the storm to pass. I love walking the aisles of a bookstore in a new city.

I spent the morning with my art journal walking through the Victoria and Albert Museum. My heart and mind were filled with so many artistic images. I felt I would never be a true artist or make a mark on the...

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Creative Mind & Sleep - Does Innovation Thrive at Night

(Infographic Created for Article in Inc. written by Tracey Lee Hazzard)

Thank you @Inc for this great article on #Sleep and #Innovation - What I find incredibly funny is that I stumbled on this article late and night and could not help myself but create a doodle infographic. Oh, the irony as I read the article and thought, "No Wonder I am Up Doodling at Night!"

READ ARTICLE: http://www.inc.com/tracy-leigh-hazzard/the-creative-mind-amp-sleep-does-innovation-thrive-in-the-night.html

 

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The Graphic Recorder's Mindset

You are what you think, and what you think will appear in your work.

More than anything, doodling is a mindset. When we look at famous visual thinkers throughout history and in modern times, we see they share some similarities.

Who are some visual thinkers that you admire? Perhaps Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Leonardo da Vinci, Nikola Tesla, Buckminster Fuller, Frank Lloyd Wright and Pablo Picasso? What are some of their shared characteristics? They are curious, brave, courageous, open to...

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Multiple Intelligences

(Infographic Featured in Lifestyle Article on Work & Life -  Blogher.com)

We all know that each person has different strengths, abilities, and skills. I was first introduced to the concept of "multiple intelligences" when I read Howard Garner's book on the subject. I finally found a way to explain why I felt like I learned differently to other people. And why journaling was such an important aspect of my life.

When I was growing up the traditional schooling methods basically focused...

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