Beautiful Bulletin Boards

We all love pinning things on Pinterest, right? Well, pinning things in real life can be fun, too. And it’s the perfect way to keep an organized, inspiring and beautiful home.

With the help of fabrics, ribbon, paint and ingenuity, bulletin boards can be works of art. I gathered a few of my favorite samples to inspire you.

Go Industrial

sheet metal magnet board

I love the use of sheet metal for this office-nook bulletin board. And options for cool magnets are unlimited. {via}

Multi-Task

mail organizer board

You can organize your entire life with a board like this. It not only has a cork backdrop for pinning papers and schedules, but also a sweet little curtain rod for organizing your mail. Oh, and look at the hooks for your keys! I am practically speechless. {via}

Dress Pretty

pretty fabrics

There are so many pretty (and affordable) fabrics available these days, and a bulletin board is a terrific place to show them off. I also love the beaded edging on this sample. So fancy pants. {via}

Think BIG!

Oversized bulletin board

This oversized number is perfect for pinning your favorite postcards, posters, pics and anything else starting with the letter “p”. {via}

Chalk it Up

chalkboard organizer

Upcycle an old door or window to create something this smart. With a little chalk paint, you can turn anything into an organized spot! {via}

Fun-Sized Frames

bulletin picture frames

These are mini bulletin boards! Inside each frame is a metal sheet (covered in burlap) so they’re magnetic. You could easily frame cork tiles if you’d rather use push pins. The thing I love most is the ability to easily swap out your favorite photos or art! {via}

Dress Up Your Drawers

drawer bulletin board

This highly creative bulletin board is made out of an old dresser drawer. I love how the edges of the drawer create a built-in shelf for odds and ends. You’ll want to adhere a layer of cork in the bottom of the drawer before covering with decorative paper so your cute pushpins will hold. {via}

Bejewel Your Walls

jewlery organizer

Isn’t this such a stylish and practical way to organize your jewelry? You could go as large or small as needed with your beautifully framed cork board. {via}

Smile for the Canvas

instagram photo bulletin board

A bulletin board is a great place to pin up all your favorite Instagram pics. It looks like a work of art, and it can easily be updated. {via}

If you’re feeling up to a DIY challenge, here’s the simple formula for creating a bulletin board that’s worthy of your living room wall.

The three key ingredients (with links to helpful resources):

  1. Base: Think about how you want to use your board. This will determine the proper base. Corkboard works best for pushpins. A piece of plywood with a layer of quilt batting also works. Go with a metal base, such as a cookie sheet or piece of sheet metal, if you’d rather use magnets. A chalkboard is good for organizing schedules in chalk. You get the picture.
  1. Covering: Next you’ll want to determine how to cover your base. Fabric is an obvious choice, but you can also consider a pretty roll of contact paper, fun wallpaper scraps, scrapbook papers or even a fresh coat of paint. If you want to DIY a chalkboard, paint a piece of wood with chalkboard paint!
  1. Edging: A sure way to make your board look like it’s straight from a designer’s studio is to finish off the edges. Ribbon, thumbtacks or a picture frame all make great choices for this final step.

I gathered more great photos on Pinterest on a board called “Bulletin Boards“. Be sure to stop by for some inspiration. I hope to see you there sometime.

-Kate

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Tips for Aspiring Writers

I’ve recently had a couple of people ask about advice for aspiring writers. I was honored they asked for my thoughts, and I decided to dedicate a post to the response. This is such a broad topic, so I’ll focus on the writing process for now.

Kurt Vonnegut

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This might sound crazy, but I love everything about the writing process: the creativity, the solitude, the right word, the research, the procrastination, the blocks, the breakthroughs, the editing…all of it. It’s a constant journey, and one I am proud to travel. I’ve been writing since the day I could hold a pencil and form letters, but I’m not the most well-known or perfect writer. I’ve come to realize that isn’t always the point.

Sometimes you do things because they make you feel alive. Writing isn’t always glamorous or joyful. Notice “procrastination” and “writing blocks” included in my description of writing? If we didn’t have these frustrating moments, the breakthroughs wouldn’t feel as important. Each part of the process has a role, and it should make you feel something deep inside. It should remind you you’re human and blessed to even be breathing.

Whatever you choose to do as a hobby or profession, it should make you feel alive. That’s when you know you’re on to something.

If you’ve chosen the path of writing, here are a few thoughts to help inspire the writer within:

Sit and write.

Writing quote

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One of my favorite quotes from Steven Pressfield is “put your ass where your heart wants to be.” If you’re a painter, then paint. If you’re a chef, then cook. If you have a passion for words and connecting with people, writing is the perfect conduit for you. So stop organizing your sock drawer or scrolling through Pinterest for more recipes you’ll never bake and get to writing. Put yourself in front of the computer, because the page is waiting for you to show up.

Believe in your voice.

Writing Quote

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I’ve heard countless people say they’re not enough. They don’t feel creative enough, original enough or good enough with grammar. My response to that is you are always enough. If you feel inexperienced at writing, remember you are experienced in life. Write about things important to you. Tell stories that only you have lived. There are people who can help you edit when it’s time. Until then, be gentle and true to yourself. Speak up and be heard. You are important, and we need to hear what you have to say.

Edit when it’s time.

Once you’ve developed a habit of showing up and writing daily, there comes a time when you need to edit your work and share it with others – perhaps even a publisher. If this is an area where you feel insecure, reach out to that friend or co-worker who is meticulous about grammar and ask for help. If you have kids, get to know his/her English teacher and trade baked goodies for a proofreading session. Get creative about the areas where you don’t feel confident. If you want to brush up on your skills, take an English class at the local community college or subscribe to the Associated Press Stylebook. What you don’t want to happen is let the process of editing keep you from introducing your beautiful work to the world.

Listen to feedback with an open mind.

Editing quote

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If you’ve shared your work and the feedback includes pages of red ink, don’t get discouraged. If you’ve been turned down by countless publishers, don’t stop writing. Try to find common themes from the feedback and make adjustments. While the writing feels incredibly personal, remember that it’s the story being reviewed – not you. Separate your emotions from the work. When you can do this, and be objective about the mechanics of your writing, you give your work a chance to become stronger.

Read.

Reading

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One of the best ways to become a good writer is to read good writing. Pick up a novel and immerse yourself in the storyline. Once you’ve read the book, conduct a mini review. What worked and what didn’t? How would you have changed the ending? Did you like the dialogue or was it forced? What emotions did you have, and how did the author engage you? Dissecting a book is a sure fire way to inspire a story of your own. If all else fails, read Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg or Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott. They’re two of my favorite resources for writing.

Let me know if this was helpful! I’d be happy to share writing tips specifically for bloggers if there’s interest. Just let me know in the comments, on Twitter, through email – however you like to communicate. All of my info is listed on the Contact page.

Have a creative day, my friends, and go write something awesome! #CreativeTipTues

-Kate

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Friday Wrap

Um, brrr! We’ve had quite a cold week, but I’m happy to report that hasn’t stopped us in our tracks. We’ve managed to have a little fun, work on a few projects and make plans for the weekend. Woot, woot! Here’s the rundown of our top five faves of the week.

{ONE} Snow Day Fun

Snow Day

This is Clara holding our bun-bun named Rosie, who’s pretty much in heaven in this picture. #snugglebunny

It was a rare occurrence, but we had two snow days this week. I think we’re in store for more, too! (insert emoji with big eyes) There wasn’t quite enough to build a snowman, but we still played outside for a bit. We mostly snuggled indoors with our sweet Rosie and caught up on some good books and movies. I’m not complaining one bit.

{TWO} Hot Drink Station

Drink station

Here’s my ultimate hot drink station >> Clockwise from top: Fun markers to label our to-go cups, which are next in line; a jar of marshmallows; an assortment of delicious K-cup drinks; tea strainer and spoon; sweet add-ins  (Truvia and honey); and my favorite loose-leaf teas

Butter dish

Here’s a closeup of the dish I used for my tea strainer and stirrer (aka spoon). I repurposed a cute little butter dish that was just sitting in my cabinet.

Hot chocolate or tea always goes hand-in-hand with cold weather. I organized a little drink station on our kitchen counter this week, which is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now. The kids love the marshmallow jar best. Go figure.

{THREE} DIY Quote Board

DIY quote boardHere’s another fun project I worked on this week. I call it a quote board. All I did was frame a piece of pretty paper and use a dry erase marker to write a message. Can you believe how simple this is? I think I’ll surprise my family with new quotes and love notes every now and then.

{FOUR} Wedding Paper Divas

Wedding paper divas

This is a little peek at the save the dates. There are so many designs to choose from on Wedding Paper Divas, and plenty of ways to personalize. I could do an infomercial for them. Seriously.

I’m helping my niece, Emma, and her adorable fiancé, Paul, with their wedding invitations and all things paper – like save the dates, table cards, programs, etc. I’m so honored they’re trusting me with this responsibility, and I want this to go as perfectly as possible. Because of that, I’m turning to Wedding Paper Divas, which has some of the most beautiful designs. I highly recommend this site if you or anyone you know are in planning mode for a wedding. I give it four stars (out of four, that is).

{FIVE} The Oscars!

oscars 2015Who else is crazy-excited about the Oscars this weekend?! Even though I haven’t seen all (okay, maybe most) of the movies, yet, because we’re still in the phase of watching animated movies with the kids, I love the glamour and glory that goes with the show. The red carpet entrance is my favorite part.

Dove and Twitter Oscar campaign

See the video before it airs on Sunday!

I heard something different is going to happen during the red carpet extravaganza this year. Dove is launching a campaign aimed at sending positive messages through Twitter. Get a sneak peek of the commercial above!

The campaign is based on a staggering statistic that women posted more than 5 million negative Tweets about their bodies in the last year alone.

That just broke my heart. So when Twitter is at its cattiest, as stars show off their designer outfits, Dove is going to turn negative tweets into a beautiful conversation about women. Follow #SpeakBeautiful on Twitter during the show to see what happens!!

That’s about it for now. I hope you have a brilliant weekend. Stay extra-toasty warm if you continue to have freezing weather like us.

Be sure to check out some other fun bloggers through Five on Friday!!

Fiveonfriday-Kate

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Perfect Pancakes!

Pancake PicIt’s officially Pancake Day! In our house that means it’s brinner time (fixing breakfast foods for dinner).

As a little background, Pancake Day is also called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, which is the last day of feasting before Lent. It represents a tradition of eating rich foods before fasting begins.

To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to share some creative ideas and helpful tips for making the most perfect pancakes – regardless of when you choose to flip your cakes.

Tips for the Tastiest Pancakes

This is my favorite recipe because it uses buttermilk, which makes a difference in the flavor and fluffiness of your pancakes.

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, mix 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice with 1 cup of milk and let sit for 10 minutes.

Williams-Sonoma Vanilla

Source: Williams-Sonoma

No matter which recipe you use, adding a dash of vanilla to your batter will truly enhance the flavor. Using a high-quality vanilla, like this one from Williams-Sonoma, makes a difference, too.

Fix the Fluffiest Pancakes

One of the most helpful tips for the fluffiest pancakes is to be sure and not over stir the batter, which makes your pancakes tough.

pancake batter

Source: Say Yes

Letting your batter rest, separating and whipping your egg whites, waiting until you see bubbles and flipping only once are other super helpful tips. See more details on this post.

A No-drip Tip

Use plastic squeeze bottles to pour your batter and keep the clean up to a minimum!

Plastic Squeeze Bottle

Source: Amazon

You can find condiment bottles like these online or in most grocery stores. You can also recycle and clean out a ketchup or salad dressing bottle for the same purpose!

Get Creative

Add a little creative flair to your hot cakes and try one of these recipes tonight. It is a holiday after all!

Nutella and Mini Pancake Kabobs

Nutella pancake kabobs

Source: Tablespoon

Stuffed Pancakes

Stuffed Pancakes

Source: Prepared Pantry

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Pancake Pops

pancake pop

Source: Number 2 Pencil

Rainbow Pancakes

Rainbow Pancakes

Source: I Am Baker (Nothing says “Mardi Gras”, which is actually French for Fat Tuesday, like a stack of bright-colored cakes! These might be the winner for our dinner tonight.)

Regardless of how you stack ’em up, I hope you have a happy and delicious pancake day!

-Kate

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Friday Wrap: Five Faves of the Week

Hello, friends! We’ve had a happy and memorable week at the Andersen house filled with birthday parties, Valentine’s treats and jewelry-making projects. The fun keeps truckin’ this weekend with a date night, basketball game and possible visit to my brother’s farm. So what do you say we ring in this weekend already? Here are our favorite highlights of the week – so far!

{ONE} Neon Ninth Birthday

Avery and Clara turned nine this week and we had a glow-in-the-dark, neon party to celebrate. We used black lights and tons of neon decorations to create a glowing good time.

Neon Birthday

Top left: Avery and Clara getting their dance poses ready; top right: dance party U.S.A.; bottom left: That would be Brandon getting the DJ booth ready; bottom right: My son and his best friend getting into the spirit of the night. They were brave to hang out with screaming and dancing third grade girls all night.

Glow Stick Chandelier

I had to show you the glow-stick chandelier I made! Look at the center of the pic. I took a garden hanging basket and hung it from the ceiling. Then I hung glow sticks from the rim. It turned out to be one of my favorite decorations of the night (other than the neon paper chains made with poster board! That took the prize for the least-expensive-highest-impact decor.)

{TWO} Monogrammed Sweatshirts from Initial Twist

Okay, y’all. My friend Karrie has a business called Initial Twist where she does applique’, embroidery and vinyl designs on the most comfortable shirts in the world. She can pretty much do anything, so message her through her Facebook page and she’ll hook you up. Tell her The Neat Nook sent you!

Monogrammed shirts

I ordered these cute, monogrammed shirts as birthday gifts for the girls. So cute!!

{THREE} Kate Spade Inspired Earrings

If you’re looking for the easiest and prettiest DIY project this weekend, you HAVE to do this. A sweet and super creative friend of mine showed me how to do this one. The best part, they look just like Kate Spade earrings, but will only cost you about $5 total. Not. Even. Kidding.

Glitter Earrings

This is all I did…took these fun earrings from Walmart and painted a layer of clear polish on top. I sprinkled glitter on top, let it dry and did a few more layers (paint then glitter) until my desired look!

{FOUR} Mother & Daughter Necklace

I received an early Valentine surprise from my darling husband. I showed him a picture of this beautiful necklace by Erin Pelicano on Pinterest (because I was so touched by how sweet it was) and he ended up ordering it for his special girls – that would be the twinsies and I. I’m in love all over again. That guy. I tell ya. <3

Mother Daughter Necklace

The smaller hearts have an A and C stamped on them for Avery and Clara. My own heart is the one melting.

{FIVE} Strawberry Heart Kabobs

The kids had their Valentine’s Day parties at school yesterday. I volunteered to make sweet treats, and ended up making this easy-peasy strawberry number. It was a hit – and didn’t send the kids spiraling into too much of a sugar craze. Win-win.

Strawberry kabobs

I found short bamboo sticks in the Martha Stewart party section at Walmart. The trick for the strawberries is to scoop out the tops. Then when you slice them in half (which is all you do), they look like little hearts. I slid them onto the skewers and served with fresh whipped cream. Yes, please!

I hope you have a fun weekend planned and have an extra sweet Valentine’s day!! If you want more details about ANY of the things mentioned above, let me know and I’ll either email you the deets or post more details next week.

Be sure to check out the rest of the ladies on Five on Friday. I know they’ll have fun things to share, as well!

FiveonfridayXOXO

-Kate

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Random Acts of Kindness

I’m a fan of “national” days, and there’s pretty much one every day. For instance, yesterday was National Pizza Day and last week contained Doodle Day and Bubblegum Day. Not even kidding.

When I heard about this week’s national celebration, I was compelled to write a post because it falls near and dear to my heart – it’s Random Acts of Kindness Week. Not just a day, but an entire week!

Act of Kindness Art

This darling art project can be found at Lil Blue Boo.

Have you ever had someone do something nice for you totally out of the blue? Maybe they let you merge during rush hour, stood and held a door a little longer to let you through, or let you step ahead in the checkout lane because you only had a few items? This is the week to celebrate and share more of these acts of kindness.

You can make an important impact on someone’s day – and ultimately their heart.

If you haven’t seen this ad about Random Acts of Kindness, you need to. And grab your tissues.

I’ll never forget the time a lady paid for my lunch in the Chick-fil-a drive thru. Her message to me (via the window clerk) was “she just wanted you to have a good day.” What?! I was shocked, and happy, and wanted to cry all at the same time. How nice was that?

Here’s a printable list of 40 random acts of kindness you could do this week.

I created this list when I was turning 40-years old and feeling unusually reflective. I decided to spend my birthday helping others. So I wrote down 40 ideas, mapped out my plan, gathered supplies and money, and spent the day spreading joy.

One item on my list was sharing the idea of “giving” with my kids, so I checked out my son from school and had him join my journey. We had the most memorable day surprising strangers, seeing new parts of town, and learning about the needs in our community. Here are a few snaps from our top 40 list…

Coupons

Evan and I left coupons and happy notes in the diaper aisle to help out a family.

Kind notes

We typed kind messages and put them on random cars in parking lots!

Free stamps

We gave away free stamps to someone standing in line at the post office. 🙂

Free toy

We left coins on top of a toy machine in the grocery store to brighten a little one’s day!

Laundry Machine

We filled a few machines with coins at the local laundromat.

Ducks!

We shared our “good” bread with the neighborhood ducks. They quacked with joy.

Evan and I also had a lot of fun. At one point, he rode around the block in a fire truck – after we dropped off fresh brownies and lottery tickets at our local fire department. Apparently they love homemade treats.

I highly recommend trying a few (or all) of these ideas. Wouldn’t it be cool to see what would happen if each of us took a minute to be intentional about helping others? I honestly think we could change the world.

Here’s an added bonus for today’s post. The first five people to comment will receive a random act of kindness directly from me!

It could be a book, pretty stationery, a gift card…any surprise. It will happen sometime over the next few months – when the mood strikes (hence the “random” part). My only request is that you pay it forward and do the same for your friends. Here’s a blurb for you to post on your Facebook page:

  • I’m participating in a ‘Pay it Forward’ initiative. The first five people who comment on this status with “I’m in” will receive a surprise from me at some point during this next year (2015) – anything like a book, homemade treats, a postcard…absolutely any surprise! There will be no warning. It will happen when the mood comes over me and I find something I believe would suit you and make you happy. These five people must make the same offer on their Facebook status. Once my first five have commented with “I’m in”, I will forward this message to you privately, so you can copy and paste it, and put it on your status. That way we can form a web of connection of kindness. Let’s do more nice and loving things in 2015, without any reason other than to make each other smile and show that we think of each other. Here’s to a more enjoyable and friendly, and love filled year!

Here’s to an awesome day of kindness! Be sure to tag #RAKweek2015 to join the conversation online.

Much love,

-Kate

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Friday Wrap + Five DIY Valentine’s

Happy Friday! It’s been an inspiring week visiting my dear sister in Atlanta. She’s been having some health issues, so I went to help out around the house and just catch up on life. It’s been awhile since we’ve done that. We live many miles away from each other and both carry a lot of responsibilities – so it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day. Do you ever get that way? Before you know it, weeks and sometimes months have passed before you’ve talked to the people you probably need the most – like a sister? Well, that was us. We were overdue for some serious sister time, so I was beyond excited to jump on a plane to fly further south to see her.

sisterDuring my visit we caught up on great stories, and I gathered some of the best advice on raising healthy girls, creating strong friendships, and being honest about your own limitations. I can sincerely say my sister has all of these things figured out. How blessed am I to have her in my life as a role model and friend? Beyond.

Between chats, loads of laundry and meeting her friends, we found time to flip through a few magazines. You know how much I adore magazines. So now I have some fun ideas and projects I want to do around the house.

conversation heartsI’m also excited to get my Valentine’s cards started this weekend. I’m a sucker for Valentine’s Day. It’s such a sweet holiday to reach out to friends – and of course your special love – to let them know how much they’re appreciated. No big fancy gifts are needed.

I think a handmade card with a thoughtful note is the best kind of gift you could give – or receive.

I’ve always enjoyed making cards, and I have a few simple and cute ideas to share with you!

{ONE} “I Love You” Sign

I Love You ValentineThis card uses the “I love you” sign in American Sign Language, which is to tuck your middle and ring finger down while leaving all other fingers up. What better way to show your love on Valentine’s than with this sweet card? My daughter Clara made this by tracing her hand on a piece of construction paper, then we cut it out and taped a roll of Smarties under the two “down” fingers. Any round candy would work great. <3

{TWO} Cupid’s Arrow

Finished Arrow

This is the finished Valentine. Once I assembled the arrow, I tied a message onto the Pixie stick with a little piece of tulle.

Cupid’s arrow is a classic Valentine design. This is a sweeter version that uses a shot of sugar. I used a Pixie stick as the base and taped the arrow designs right onto the stick.

Cupid's Arrow

I drew triangles on a piece of construction paper (left) then cut them out to make an arrow tip and end (right)

Cupid's Arrow

Next, I made fringe by cutting diagonally on the end (top left) and then I simply taped the arrow pattern to the Pixie stick.

{THREE} Highlight of My Day

Highlighter Valentine

This is probably the simplest idea. Tie a bright-colored ribbon around a highlighter and attach a cute message. Voila, Valentine!

If you’re looking for a non-candy Valentine option, this is a fun (and kind of practical) idea that uses a highlighter. Isn’t it a darling way to brighten someone’s day?

{FOUR} Coo Coo for You!

Cocoa Puffs

I layered white copy paper that had the Valentine message over a piece of pink construction paper (left) then I tied a plastic spoon to the side of the box (right)

I’ve always loved those little individual boxes of cereal – the kind that come in an 8-pack of different flavors. Here’s a cute idea that turns them into a Valentine gift. Write a quirky message that ties in the cereal to include on the box, then tie a plastic spoon to the side. Super easy. Here are some quotes to try (with a typical breakfast pack):

  • Lucky Charms: You’re my luckiest charm.
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch: You’re cereal-esly cool.
  • Cocoa Puffs: I’m coo coo for you.
  • Cheerios: You bring cheer to my day.
  • Honey Nut Cheerios: Nuttin’ is better than your friendship.
  • Golden Grahams: Your heart is good as gold.
  • Frosted Cheerios: You’re the frosting on my day.
  • Trix: No trix, you’re a great friend!

{FIVE} Award-winning Friend

Award Winning Friend

To finish this design, I stapled a Valentine message on the back and then covered the staple on the front with a heart-shaped foam sticker.

Every award-winning friends deserves this kind of Valentine. It’s also a basic Valentine that doesn’t require candy – unless you want to attach this to a beautiful box of chocolates. That would be perfectly okay! The only things this project needs are baking cups (various designs and sizes so you can stack them), ribbon and a stapler.

Award winning Friend

I cut “fringe” on the baking cups (top left) then folded a piece of ribbon (top right) before stapling it to the back of the stacked cups (bottom left). You can see the front view of the assembled ribbon (bottom right)

I hope these ideas inspired you to pull out your glue sticks, scissors and markers and spread a little love in your world. Here’s a free downloadable PDF of the Valentine’s messages shown in all of the pictures above.

Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to hug your sister if you have one!

-KateFiveonfriday

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Doodles and Droodles

DoodlesDoodling is awesome, and it does wonders for your creativity. Scientists say that as you doodle, the left side of your brain (that’s the logical, A-type personality side) begins to relax. Your mind drifts and opens to new possibilities – like busting down a door with one kick. It can be a small, but effective way to get ideas while you’re in a meeting or feeling stuck about what to write, say or create. Just pick up a pen and let loose on that paper.

So this is pretty interesting…I found out doodling is not only good for creativity, but also a special cause. Tomorrow happens to be National Doodle Day, which is a fundraising event to help Epilepsy Action over in England. Feel free to check it out, enter the online contest and doodle for some good!

National Doodle Day

If you want to step up your doodle game a bit higher, I challenge you to try droodles.

Droodles were first introduced to me by one of my beloved creative directors, Nick Nicholson. He would draw droodles on a white board and challenge the creative team to “solve” them. What the heck is a droodle, you might ask?

The simplest explanation: Droodles are part doodle, part riddle.

I did a little Wiki search to find a more formal answer, as well. Droodles were trademarked in 1953 by a cartoonist named Roger Price. Apparently they were all the rage in the 50’s and 60’s. The general form is minimal, usually a square box containing a few abstract lines or squiggles. The cartoonist would develop a humorous explanation of the picture’s description. It’s also a bit of a Rorschach test, where readers could interpret their own meaning and share in the humor.

Here are a few examples.

Droodle 1

Possible answer: A bear climbing a tree.

Droodle 2

Possible answer: A spider doing a handstand.

Droodle 3

Possible answer: A ship approaching the tip of an iceberg

Okay, friends. Take a whack at some of these. What do you see in the pictures above? Leave a comment so we can share in your creativity and wit.

Have a great day, and here’s to drawing oodles of doodles!

-Kate

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