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...
This is my favorite time of year to set intentions for the NEW YEAR! I love the quiet of the time between Christmas and the start of the New Year. A perfect time of year to put pen to paper to connect with the creative world and channel our heart's desire. When you quietly doodle, dream and discover - you can set magical intentions for the New Year.
In this activity you will:
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...
In the Article by Anna she starts by defining doodling.
Doodling: the spontaneous act of drawing, typically in the margins of whatever one is really supposed to be working on — is more than a humble distraction. While doodling gets a bad rap, it’s actually associated with better learning, creativity, and performance.
She then explains there are 5 benefits from doodling.
1. Doodling Helps You Concentrate
2. Doodling Makes You A More Productive Employee