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Playful Miniguides: A semi-regular series of simple guides to the art of playful living.


Choose a Pen

Keywords to describe digital objects (by cambodia4kidsorg)
Pick a doodle pen or pencil. Give it a special home so you’ll know where to find it when you want to doodle.

Find some paper

  (by 'Playingwithbrushes')
Respect your inner creativity by choosing paper that’s special for you. You might like to set aside a notebook for doodles & drawings, or you may prefer to find random scraps of paper. Train tickets rouse feelings of journey and adventure, whilst instruction manuals conjure up your inventive self.

Make a drawing space

A Quiet Morning (by ^riza^)
This can be anywhere – on the bus, in the park, in front of your TV, even in class. Doodling activates the creative side of your brain, helping you absorb ideas and see connections in what you’re learning.


Street Studio NYC (by moriza)
Put pen to paper. It’s as simple as that. Doodle whatever comes to mind, or better still, release your unconscious and draw without thinking. Give your pen complete freedom to reflect your thoughts and your feelings.


not in my house (by paintMonkey)
Look up what doodles reveal about your inner self. Doodles can unveil unreleased idea, moods, and dreams.


Artist Under Bridge (by Randy Son Of Robert)
Redefine your doodling habit by learning some new doodles. If certain doodle shapes are related to a mood you want to evoke, try learning those.

Get creative

Wikipedia - Musician (by quartermane)
Doodles can be used as a memory tool, to connect ideas, and to resolve problems.


When learning a new thing, as well as taking written notes, draw doodles related to what you’re learning. When you go back over your notes, the doodle will provoke your memory.


Doodle mind maps and diagrams. These doodles include both words and pictures.


Instead of arguing over disagreements, try doodling how you see the situation. Again, include words and pictures. This helps you see the conflict in a new way, and turns it into a catalyst of creativity.

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Playful Miniguides: A semi-regular series of simple guides to the art of playful living.

How to Make Someone’s Day

Jump for Joy (by bingbing)


looking at my camera 2 (by Sukanto Debnath)

Smiles are the silent words of angels.  Share your smile today to brighten and inspire the soul of every person you meet.


I wanna hold your hand (by batega)

The internet means that the world is more connected than ever, yet online communication can never replace the real connection that all people hunger for – human touch.  Share this precious gift by giving a hug today

Be present

Both the world around us and the world within us can distract us from being truly present and engaging with the people we love.  Set aside your worries for a moment, turn off the TV, and spend an evening being present with the special people in your life.

Be grateful

Gift of Friendship.. (by Sir Mervs)

Remember to say thank you whenever gratitude is due.


mom laughing (by dieupham206)

Tell a joke, lose your inhibitions, dance around the kitchen.  Laughter is infectious, good for your health, and works wonders  of healing for even the most wounded of souls.


Student and Teacher (by Wonderlane)

Open your soul and your being to others through the art of active listening.


Gift (by Cláudia*~Assad)

Make cookies for your work colleagues, write out your favourite poem for a close friend, whistle a tune whilst you shop, sing a song as you wander down the street.

Share blessings

Happy Ramadhan, Eid Mubarak - ??? ??? ????? (by Hamed Saber)

To give a true blessing, tell another person everything that is wonderful about them.  Write your blessings as a note to give words that can be remembered, held in the soul, and cherished forever.

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