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It's Doodle Day today: Doodle a day keeps you mentally fit
I was surprised to find the TOI newspaper, which I got today, had doodles on its title between various letters announcing that it was Doodle Day today. Also, Doodler Anonymous website says, "A drawing a day keeps the doctor away". Doodling and doodle art, of which I am an advocate, provides me a journey from unconscious to conscious via aesthetics.

Tom Wujec has rightly said, "We are visual creatures. When you doodle an image that captures the essence of an idea, you not only remember it, but you also help other people understand and act on it - which is generally the point of meetings in the first place."

All of us doodle and scribble on paper many times, when we decorate the spaces in around the doodle with various simple patterns; we convert it into doodle art. A doodling enthusiast Rene Auberjonois had once said, "I hardly call myself an artist in that sense; I doodle, I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down and do an accurate portrait of anyone."

Doodler Anonymous talks about Kristen Sims - an artist and illustrator based in South Africa – who posts a drawing on her blog, appropriately titled 'A Drawing a Day' and many of her pieces are really playful to make you smile.

Inspired the news about Doodle Day, I did a piece of doodle art today. I converted the signature practice page of my son Aayush when he went to take his first public examination. I posted it on my facebook and many viewers liked it. Earlier, I had done a short video on doodle art which is now available on YouTube. The insect picture has the doodle; I did to celebrate the Doodle Day.

Recently, doodle art was taken up in an in-service training by CULP-NGO in Udaipur and the participants lapped it up. The session on doodle art in the training module was included on my insistence.

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