What is Doodles of Inspiration?
Doodles of Inspiration is a bi-monthly sneak-peek at the lives of every-day life heroes, my role models who live a life of mindfulness, creativity and healthy mental health everyday. A life of creativity, mindfulness and mental well-being is deeply beneficial to everyone. By looking at the lives of some inspirational people I believe that we can be motivated to partake in creativity and mindfulness in our own lives everyday.
Why is the series called Doodles of Inspiration?
I request my interviewees to doodle one or more of their most favorite and oft scribbled doodles (like something they would scribble while they are on the phone talking to someone maybe) and then I ask them four questions that I hope will be a source of inspiration for readers and me.
I ask my interviewee to doodle because for me doodling is a metaphor of the tip of the iceberg to creativity, it represents the creative/mindful person within (we are all taught to draw in school and often we have a doodle from childhood that we can draw automatically) and it denotes a need for practice, which will eventually blossom the artist within us all.
Of course, creativity is not just something within the visual arts, its anything that puts you in the space of complete oneness with what you are engaged. So for those who feel they are not creative wait and watch the array of people that are interviewed here and what they think of creativity and mindfulness and how you can participate in your life with these ingredients.
I thrive on being inspired by people who practice mindfulness, creativity and healthy mental well-being. I think we can learn a lot from the lives of others and become motivated to live better. I hope you receive oodles of inspiration to look into your live and find the same treasures these wonderful people have found in theirs!
How can I participate?
I am so excited for more people to participate! Always always! Doodles of Inspiration is an effort to encourage and motivate others (and myself) to practice creativity, mindfulness and mental well-being in the face of life's ups and downs. It is also an effort to build a community of folks interested in these aspects. There are a few ways to participate:
1. Send me one or more of your favorite doodles of all time along with your bio/your website's bio. At the end of every month I will put them together for all the readers. Not only is this a fun way to network but also a great way to build a community of like minded individuals, no? You can email me at aarathi[dot]selvan[at]gmail[dot]com.
Stay tuned! All the fun starts this August!!
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