We’ve all done it, whether in a pique of boredom while ignoring class, paying half attention to the customer on the phone, or just wiling away the hours at our favorite restaurant. They happen on napkins, the edges of tests, the backs of books, even on desktops, and they are a form of art that even the most artistically inept of us can manage to wrap our pens around. We are of course talking about the amazing, the awful, the surprisingly good, and even the sometimes surreal world of the doodle!
- About Epilepsy Action and Their Ambitions
Doodle Day was brought about as part of a campaign by Epilepsy Action, and was put together to help “draw a line through epilepsy”. This condition has a serious effect on people all over the world, causing 87 new people every day to live a life plagued by seizures caused by any number of different kinds of stimuli.
Epilepsy Action takes strides to help raise awareness of the condition, and even develop a strong network of support groups, hotlines, online learning courses, and even helps to publish the only magazine of its kind “Epilepsy Professional” uniting the world’s experts on Epilepsy.
- But Why Doodles?
Doodles are a fascinating science, there is so much revealed about a person and their view on themselves in every stroke. Even the position on the page is of importance, and tells you what part of their psyche the image represents.
Take the shape of the objects, round objects tell you that the person drawing them is emotional, objects drawn with squares and flat surfaces indicate that they are practical, salt of the earth type people. Triangular or pointy edged objects indicate that there is a drive to present their mental and physical energy in the world, determined to reach their goals.
Single objects are the person, while everything around it represents the world around them, while secondary objects will represent people or things that are important to them, or are possibly manifestations of elements of themselves. The larger the object, the more confident the person, while small objects represent those that stand to one side and observe the world at large, and the size of objects as compared to each other indicate the balance of their lives.
At the end of the day, doodles can tell you a lot about a person, and while you’re doodling, get out there and send in a donation to Epilepsy Action. As Doodles help us understand people, Epilepsy Action works to help us understand, and perhaps conquer, Epilepsy.
So get out there and doodle!