The AIGA just launched a new design blog, Eye on Design, and it's fun!
What would you fight for? What do you believe in? What would you like to see change? With all that's going on in the world I'm sure you feel passionate about something. So, in today's doodle explore images and words that support a cause or causes you believe in like rights in gender, voting, animal, environmental, civil issues or anything you want to share. Let these doodles be your voice.
For Christmas, my home-girl gave me a delicious package of mint and lavender loose-leaf tea from Gullah Girl Tea. I handn't heard about the Brooklyn-based brand but was immediately intrigued. I did some poking around the site and learned Gullah Girl Tea was started five years ago by Charmaine Bee as a way to share the healing benefits of tea and the Gullah culture of South Carolina, where she's from.
I also learned that Gullah Girl Tea is in the midst of Kickstarter campaign. Gullah Girl Tea is close to their goal but with only five days left they could use our help to make sure the project is fully funded. If you're interested in good tea or would like to support a small business check out the site and their Kickstarter page here.
Do you know what code-switching is? According to the Google dictionary code-switching is defined as, "the practice of alternating between two or more languages or varieties of language in conversation." This is something we all do. From professional environments to home, hanging with friends to chatting with your grandmother, we all use different languages to communicate our thoughts or emotions. This is especially true if you or your family immigrated to another country or if you are a minority in a community. There are words that sometimes overlap, or don't. There are terms that we can only share with certain groups who understand. Slang is an example of this, too.
Today we will doodle at least 10 code-switching terms or phrases that we use within our different groups. Feel free to incorporate words in different languages, and images to help define the terms. I'd love to get a sense of who and where you are, so please share the region/country/culture/group of origin if possible.
Don't forget to share on social media somewhere (if you feel comfortable). Our group of doodlers is growing everyday. We're up to about 800 #wedoodle posts on Instagram.
Interested in learning more about code-switching and how it relates to race, culture, and ethnicity? Check out this NPR site dedicated to this idea.
Here we are at day 10 of the Doodle Challenge. Let's do doodle at least 10 things related to outer-space. Words or images of planets, aliens, astronauts, stars, comets, etc. Don't forget you can always use Google Images or any other visual resources for references, just in case you forgot how something looks. Or you can always use your imagination. Have fun!
Good afternoon! Today is all about music. Let's doodle at least 10 images of what we're listening to right now. You can doodle the artist, use lettering to doodle lyrics or titles to songs, or you can doodle what the song is talking about — as usual it's totally up to you. Have fun with it, and let's put each other on to some new music.
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Today let's doodle at least 10 images related to our personal stories. Consider creating a map of what you've done up to this point. You can include what you do, where you have lived, your schooling, passions, hobbies — whatever you think is applicable. #wedoodle
Today let's doodle jungle life. Use references and/or your imagination. Draw snakes, trees, poisonous frogs, exotic flowers and fruit — anything. It's your jungle so you can have whatever you'd like. These are doodles so don't worry about perspective or making it realistic. You can even lay out your items in a grid if you'd like. Let's keep going with a minimum of ten doodles.
Today let's doodle things we see in our neighborhood. We can explore two options: 1. elements in our current neighborhood, or 2. elements in our ideal neighborhood (a dream place). I'm going to do both.
Look out your window and capture trees, signs, houses, birds, cars, a bus-stop, sidewalk — anything you see or wish you could see in your neighborhood. Use Google images for references like the Eiffel Tower or Sugarloaf Mountain if you imagine having an iconic landmark in your view.
So we've gotten our creative juices flowing a bit, now it's time to get down to some real doodling. I saw some fun and amazing images yesterday, but we have to get back to the doodle — a quick drawing. That means we have to let go of the idea of making something look perfect, or trying to make a work of art. We need to loosen up!
So today, let's do some typography. We're doodling a childhood nickname. If you don't have one, make one up, think of what your friends called you in high-school, or a term of endearment your boo calls you. Or all of the above. To loosen us up we have to do at least 10 doodles in 10 minutes. It can bubble letters, 3-D letters, skinny, fat, whatever you like! Struggling? Pretend you're in a boring meeting or in lecture that's dragging on.
This should be mindful in that we're in the moment, mindless in that we're just having fun.
Welcome to Day 1 of the Doodle Challenge! To start off, doodle an outfit or something you wish you were wearing right now. Use your imagination. Consider where you'd like to be: at a pool, at a ski resort, or on another planet. For ten minutes doodle the pieces you would be rocking. Remember it doesn't have to be perfect. When you're done, please share with the #wedoodle.