Via the Sketch Book Skool blog, I discovered the interesting article, The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling written by Steven Heller on The Atlantic Web site. Here are just a few of the points that caught my interest:
- "Drawing, even in a primitive way, often triggers insights and discoveries that aren’t possible through words alone."
- "Doodling actually changes one’s state of mind. It’s a calming activity that can help people go from a frazzled state to a more focused one."
- "Drawing with pencil, pen, or brush on paper isn’t just for artists. For anyone who actively exercises the brain, doodling and drawing are ideal for making ideas tangible."