Why You Should Embrace Doodles

“Doodles are cheap. Doodles are non-intimidating. Doodles are freeing. You can put down a lot of doodles — and throw them out if they don’t work. No big deal. They’re just doodles.”

This is not a post about drawing — it’s much broader than that.

Eric Karjaluoto explains why you should embrace doodles in your work and uses doodles as a metaphor to describe the exploration phase of all creative work.

He points out doodles can help you avoid more expensive mistakes down the road, and suggests every once in a while a doodle becomes a masterpiece.

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