Using Doodle Art for Writing Inspiration

Using doodle art for writing inspiration was something that I had to try today. Some days you want a little extra “oomph” to get the words flowing, so I decided to explore doodle art.  Now, let me confess to you that I am not an artist.  I’m telling the truth, as you will soon see.

Since about age ten I knew that I wanted to write, and I have written off and on for many years.  Art however, that’s another matter.  Being the kid in Art class whose friends would look at me and say, “Nice try; just keep at it,” was not always fun.  And no matter how hard it was, my attempts to transfer what was in front of me to paper, did not work.

My friend, Cathy, is so into her art passion that it’s great to see how she can take those abstract thoughts, and ideas, and create magic on paper.   Studies show that art, music, and exercise can clear your head and get the endorphin pumping, and inspiration flowing.

“We need our Arts to teach us how to breathe” -Ray Bradbury

This quote from Ray Bradbury is a great way to feel when reading poetry, listening to music, or looking at art.  You can see or hear something so beautiful that it takes your breath away.

That’s what I want…breath-taking work, and to give a little humor and insight.  (This is the humor part.)

It’s always worth it to work at art, listen to music, or even exercise, to get to that place where you want to go.

After watching a couple of videos on Doodle art and other art projects, I decided I would give it a try.  I own up to the fact that I still can’t draw, or doodle, a lick… but I’m not giving up.  These practices are now in my arsenal to inspire more words and more creativity.    You can try it to do the same.

Now that you see, how sad my ability is, I will confirm again, that I am not giving up.  Art, music, and exercise are inspirations that we don’t want to miss out on.

Click here on this Doodle art link  and explore 5 different ways to help you with your art.

Why don’t you give it a try, and let me know how you’ve done.

Have a wonderful day!

Sincerely, BG

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2 thoughts on “Using Doodle Art for Writing Inspiration”

  1. Hi Brenda,

    I absolutely love this idea. Years ago I used to do something similar to this in my daily journal. I doodled, used ink stamps and colored them in and used stickers; just whatever came to mind at the time. I haven’t thought about that journal in years. I know exactly where it is so I can look through it.

    Slowly but surely, “again” I’m getting back online to do things. This last month of my life has been a total roller coaster in so many ways but I’ve learned a lot too.

    Thanks for making a video of you “doodle-arting.” Giving me some ideas and I will have to check out Cathy’s work too.

    Thanks for sharing and explaining the process. 🙂

  2. Thanks Monna. I can’t take credit for it. Cathy is creating art, posting videos about it and just loving what she is doing. I found this article (link inside the post) with different concepts about art and I really liked. I can’t wait to see what you’ve done. I love to see. I was going to do another video on it, but haven’t done anything yet. This kind of brings me back to the book, “Draw to Win,” by Dan Roan. He uses concepts like the doodling and small characters and graphics to explain ideas. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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