Great find by #U101 student, @GMTKT : http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/08/03/i-draw-pictures-all-day/
And I have to say I completely agree with this wholeheartedly - I do get quite annoyed by people who view doodling as some lower form of activity that represents meaninglessness, frivolity or time-wasting (teachers take note…).
What it actually represents is physical manifestation of one of the most significant forms of creative cognitive processes: de-focused divergent thinking. By de-focusing your prefrontal cortex and allowing other brain regions to generate new connections, you generate new thoughts. New thoughts = new ideas.
So, here’s the challenge. Don’t look at your sketchbook, look at the last bit of paper you scribbled on when you had a conversation on the phone. On there, is the next Dyson vacuum cleaner…
“Sketchbooks are not about being a good artist. They’re about being a good thinker.”(Jason Santa Maria)