Release your inner artist on Doodle Day, a celebration of all those idle sketches you make while on the phone, or in boring meetings. These scrappy drawings are recognized each year on their very own day of celebration, so free your creative spirit and take a sketchpad to your next meeting!
Doodle Day became a worldwide event in 2004 to raise awareness and funds for epilepsy research and support. The tagline ‘Drawing a line through epilepsy’ heads the campaign, and participants take part by submitting their doodle, along with a small donation. The Doodle Day team then judges the doodles and awards prizes accordingly.
- Doodling comes from the word doodle – a habit of unfocused or unconscious drawing a person makes while his attention is actually occupied by something else.
- Doodles are generally simple and sometimes nonsense drawing that may have definite representational meaning.
- The first Google Doodle was an out-of-office message. Google’s founders designed it to notify users of their absence in readiness to attend the Burning Man festival in 1998.
- The first interactive Google Doodle was a tribute to Pac-Man, the world-changing video game.
- Doodling keeps your brain occupied. While doodling, your brain works using three different styles: Visual, Kinesthetic and Auditory.
- It improves memory. Doodling things will help us remember better by creating a visual language. So the next time you think you will forget something, try doodling it instead of listing it out.
- Doodling can provide relief to psychological distress. Studies show every doodler has his own set of patterns which help them relieve stress.
- Improves Creativity. One doodle can help you generate dozens of new ideas. There is no fear of mistakes.
- Doodling actually helps you to stay focused than drifting away from the situation.