Check It Out: Let's Draw and Scribble!

Submitted by J. Johnston on Wed, 03/30/2022 - 08:56

Did you know that National Scribble Day takes place on March 27? Personally, I am delighted that a day is devoted to scribbling. I find that my brain relaxes whenever I scribble or doodle, and I do think that my creative process is energized through this unstructured activity. Does a doodle a day keep the brain-drain away? I like to think so.

Can scribbling and doodling lead to more artistic tendencies? Absolutely! After all, today’s doodler could be tomorrow’s Leonard da Vinci; and one way to find out if you possess the soul and talent of an artist is to check out some books about drawing.

Because the joy of drawing has no age limit I am recommending titles for kids and grownups in today’s reading list. Drawing can be a fun family activity to do together, so get out those pens and pencils and let the creativity flow!

"The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before." -Neil Gaiman

New at the Library




This is just a small sampling of the many new titles added each week to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District collection. Find more in our catalog, or call (360) 906-5000 to reserve titles or find additional listings.

Jan Johnston, Collection Manager
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries

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A version of this column was published in the Sunday, March 27, 2022 edition of The Columbian newspaper.

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