Thursday, February 16, 2012


I love to doodle. I doodle when I'm on the phone, on-line, in meetings, at restaurants. Pretty much everywhere. I always tend to take pen and paper with me where ever I go, just on the chance I might get some quality doodle time in.

I also own doodle-specific books:

Do You Doodle?
Doodle While You Work
Pocket Doodles for Girls

Just to name a few.

In school, my notebook margins were covered with doodles: flowers, vines running up the page, faces, stick figures and geometric shapes: triangles, diamonds, cubes. I wasn't not paying attention, I took notes. Plenty of notes! But if I wasn't writing down what the teacher was saying, then I was doodling.

I stumbled across Vi Hart earlier this year and despite her doodles being all mathy she has introduced me to some new favorite doodles to doodle. Her videos are awesome and both the girls and myself are infinitely amused by her classroom doodles. And as an added benefit, I can now tell people, "I'm not doodling! I'm doing Math!"


  1. I'm a doodler, too! I tend to do repetitive shapes like squares or circles, and since I took all those art classes in college, I started shading them like 3D things. When I'm really bored or frustrated, I do 'shadowbox theatre' doodles, where I draw a series of, like, 1cm squares, and then draw little stick figures in them that tell visual stories. Usually about people getting attacked.

    When I was in highschool, I used to draw vines and flowers all up my arms, and teachers would think I wasn't paying attention, but I was. I just wasn't writing.


    1. I know what you mean! I love triangles so that's what I end up with the most!