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It wasn't too long ago that I was creatively stuck. I had spent so much time working with authors and their visions, that I lost sight of mine. I would have a burst of inspiration and run to the art store, getting a bunch of supplies. But I could either never get started or I would start and never get too far. A part of me was devastated and wanted to give up. I used to create bodies of work and now I couldn't even make one piece that I liked.
One day, I found a small little 3x5" sketchbook given to me years ago. I spent about 5 or 10 minutes doodling in the sketchbook. Finally, that wonderful feeling returned of being lost in making. And, at the end of 10 minutes, I finished it!
I became addicted to the practice. I have filled up many sketchbooks at this point, used some of those ideas to make a number of bigger paintings, created doodle-shops, use doodles in my coaching, and wrote a children's book called Once Upon a Doodle. And this is just the beginning...
The Spirit of a Doodle now inspires my work and my life :)