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Follow Your Own Lead

  Here is my #DoodleADay Challenge Doodle for Day 24:   Funny enough shortly before making this doodle I was watching a video for 21 Secrets Fall by Canadian artist Veronica Funk on “Finding Your Wild Spirit” about art journaling your animal totem.  I watched with delight as Veronica showed us her process and the unique way […]

Open the Doors to Your Imagination

Day 24 #DoodleADay Challenge: The beauty of doodles is that they access your imagination each time giving you new stories and perspectives. When we create, whether it be doodles or other creations, we are giving birth to something new, shifting thoughts, shifting emotions, creating new life.  A simple doodle is a door to the imagination. […]

Peace of Mind via Doodling

Day #23 DoodleADay Challenge:   After a long day at work (I do clinical work during the day and on Wednesday evenings I teach), its nice to unwind mindlessly with doodling rather than T.V. watching.  The relaxing nature of the repeated lines in doodling, decorative patterns and scribbles make for a peaceful evening.  In the […]

There are No Rules for Creativity

Day #22 DoodleADay Challenge:     Some of my doodle’s look like templates for a colouring book.  I think I may go back and colour some of them in for relaxation.  Paint, markers, crayons, it doesn’t matter really.  And there are no rules about staying in the lines. This is an added bonus of the […]

Harnessing Imagination

Day #21 DoodleADay Challenge:   It has been 21 days straight that I have been doodling and I am noticing the good  habit  being established of wanting and making timeto create something everyday.  Because they are so quick they are easy to squeeze into the day and I really don’t worry about how they look. […]

Self-Exploration via the Doodle

Day  20 #DoodleADay Challenge: Let’s talk about our doodles shall we? As I have mentioned before doodles can be fun, mindful, releasing, self-expressive, meditative, relaxing, and focusing.  Doodles can also be a passageway into self-exploration if you are willing to go that route.  After 20 days of doodling you will have enough doodles done to be able […]

Self-Expression in the Raw

Day 15 #DoodleADay: The thing about doodling is that you never really know what you are going to get. Even if you tend to doodle in patterns or repeated designs, each time it turns out slightly different. Intriguing visual stories unfurl as the pen glides across the paper almost of its own accord.  Doodles are self-expression […]

Doodle Power!

Here’s My #DoodleADay for today:   We are now officially on week two of ArtTherapist.ca #DoodleADay Challenge, and I am having fun watching my imagination lead the way as I doodle daily.  To me there is a lot of power in doodling. Doodling calls upon your spontaneity, your trust to let go to the process, and […]

Doodling For Self-Expression

Here’s My #DoodleADay for today:   We are moving into week 2 of the #DoodleADay challenge and already I can see my own doodles loosening-up and allowing more self-expression out.  I chose to begin this #DoodleADay challenge on the blog because I knew that chances are if I was having a hard time fitting creative […]

There are no mistakes; Day 12

Here’s My #DoodleADay for today:  A scribble pulls on your imagination to birth it into a new creation.   I have been doodling a lot in transit lately.  Passing the time in a meditative focus on doodling.  Of course it’s hard to keep a steady hand when the movement of traveling interferes.  Instead I have […]