Tuesday, May 13, 2008
May 8th was National Doodle Day.
I think there should be a National Doodle Month, but that's just me. Doodles can be fun, interesting or just silly. They can also give you an insight into someone's psyche, especially when they don't know you're looking. The Doodles in question, however, are from various celebrities who are donating their doodles for charity. It's for a good cause. Regardless, doodles should be celebrated as an art form all its own. How many school kids have their notebooks covered in doodles? How many of those kids have had their doodle art confiscated by their teachers and displayed for all to see? Sure, the teacher wasn't trying to honor the art. The teacher clearly misunderstood the art and was attempting to humiliate the artist. Indirectly, however, the art was indeed being appreciated by the entire class as it was held up by the smirking educator. Some students would smile while others might aspire to achieve their own great doodle art. Inspiration comes from many sources. Let us celebrate the history of doodles in all its forms. (The above doodle was drawn by Micky Dolenz from The Monkees.)