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In 2000, I founded Creativity Portal as an online repository and dynamic community for creatives of all kinds to both enjoy and participate in. This growing resource has connected individuals with essential creative content, tools, and resources and access to thought leaders and coaches who make a true difference in our world. The site has won awards and accolades and is rooted in this virtual space of positivity and creative nurturing.
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Chris Dunmire, Founder and Imaginary Being
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Clare Thorpe on how doodles can be a powerful form of creative expression.
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Sue Shellenbarger on how "doodling helps people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information."
Steven Heller explores "drawing with pencil, pen, or brush on paper isn't just for artists, but it's for anyone who actively exercises the brain, doodling and drawing are ideal for making ideas tangible."
Alvalyn Lundgren on how doodling supports drawing for the artist and helps with drawing more expressively.
A doodling lesson from Fantasy Art School.
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Doodling basics, free coloring pages, doodle galleries, history, and interpretation.