Apr 28, 2011

Doodling, Pink Sky


Study: Doodling Helps You Pay Attention

A new study suggests that idly doodling during meetings or boring lectures helps people pay attention and retain more information. 
Doodling forces your brain to expend just enough energy to stop it from daydreaming but not so much that you don't pay attention.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1882127,00.html#ixzz1Kp35qfSg

I found this 2009 study today while googling doodles to see what can be done with doodles.
Even in my early school years I always doodled, my notebooks and table top was always full of doodlings. In 5rd grade it was faces and in 7th grade it was drawing of shoes, that's when I decided to continue studing art.

Today while I talk on the phone I always doodle. My desk always have layers of paper to write notes and doodle while talking.
"pink sky" photoshop collage with 2 doodles, doodled during this weeks phone calls.


  1. As a compulsive doodler, I've been saying this for years! Take away my pens at meetings and my mind wanders away....

    Meanwhile, I'm so glad you called it doodling and not Zentangles!! Take a look at my post about this craze here: http://plbrown.blogspot.com/2011/03/zentangles-nope-just-doodles.html

  2. Hi Phyl, I called it doodling, and so did the article.
    Being a follower of your blog, I was introduced to Zentangles when you posted about it in the blog. I found it quite nice that doodling is associated with Zen, being that Zen is relaxing, it is like yoga drawing.Looking in some of the Zentangles blog I do see the difference. The Zentangles breakes down doodling in to steps so that everyone can do it, giving anybody the experience and realaxing joy that artist feel while doodling or drawing. It is like my jazz dancing in the gym.
    thanks for the comment
    from one doodler to the other.