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I’m a doodler, Don’t Judge Me

I doodle, I think that’s fairly obvious.

I have never really thought about it meaning anything important. I know that a lot of people out there enjoy them, and so I keep doing them and sharing them. To be honest, it’s a little intimidating doing them for the internet. What was once just a way I relieved tension in my brain has become a fairly popular day of the week on my blog.

Tonight, though, my friend Tracy (InkyTwig) sent me a link of Facebook to a Ted talks video about doodling:

It was an eye opener about the prejudice that doodling has in the work place, and I definitely have felt frowned upon for drawing little sketches in the margins of meeting notes when I should be paying attention.

I encourage everyone out there to spend some time doodling today.

I think we should have a day of the doodles on twitter using the hashtag #DoodleDay

Come on everyone, show me your doodles! I know I’ll be sharing them!

(You can check out my doodles by following me on Twitter @MABrotherton)

Published by M.A. Brotherton

M.A. Brotherton is a writer, blogger, artist, and fat-kid from the suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri. He’s tasted a little bit of everything the Midwest has to offer, ranging from meth-tweaking rednecks in massive underground cave complexes to those legendary amber waves of grain. When he’s not writing, he spends most of his time screwing around on the internet.

4 thoughts on “I’m a doodler, Don’t Judge Me”

  1. Stereo.* says:

    I mean when it comes to meetings (unless I’m leading them and sometimes even then), I just gravitate towards doodling. Because I’m not talented at it like you, I tend to scrawl the same things over and over again: flowers, houses, the sun etc. But I’m all for the doodle movement. I really am.

    1. M.A. Brotherton says:

      Psssh I draw the same thing over and over and over again, that’s why I’m pretty good at drawing it. 😀

  2. Tracy Mangold says:

    The margins of my notebooks are full of doodles – usually flowers and trees and mountains. LOL. Doodle ON! I’m so glad you liked the video. 🙂 I thought of you instantly when I saw it.

    1. M.A. Brotherton says:

      Strangely, my notebooks are completely devoid of doodles! Isn’t that crazy!

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