Doodling speaks of creativity


Fara Wiles

Freshman Gabby Allison doodles often to express ideas.

Creativity is the foundation of the modern world and how society functions today. Humans have come so far, from nothing but wood and rock to Wi-Fi and skyscrapers. Ideas materialize out of thin air. Some say people generate over 17,000 thoughts a day, and these thoughts produce action.

Thoughts are like trains or train tracks, where one good idea leads to the next, each building on each other. One common denominator exists for the creation of ideas, and that is the imagination, which builds and generates thought in a magical way.  

Doodling is the perfect way for the mind to express imagination and creativity.

According to Inc., doodling helps one relax and focus; therefore, obtaining a controlled mind. Some of the most creative and smartest people have started off doodling.

Take Leonardo da Vinci. He started drawing pictures when he was a teenager.

According to, “[da Vinci] learned a wide breadth of technical skills including metalworking, leather arts, carpentry, drawing, painting and sculpting” at 14 years old. The fact that he painted things that had never been seen or painted before was mind-boggling for the era. He was the beginning of modern art, solely from doodling interesting ideas that came to him. His ability to utilize and decipher purpose in everyday objects is what made him so famous. 

“Drawing is based upon perspective, which is nothing else than a thorough knowledge of the function of the eye,” said da Vinci, who was known as perhaps the most creative man to exist.