Doodle Different

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Coralee Trigger, Creator of Doodle Different

Hi there! My name is Coralee. Thanks for stopping by! Doodle Different is my latest project (and first product) and I could not be more excited it is finally out in the world! Here's the story:

The short-ish version: I am so grateful to have a career being creative for other people (#digitalproducerlife), but sometimes I miss being creative for me, and just for the fun of it. I wanted something with more freedom than a coloring book and less intimidation than a sketchbook, so I created Doodle Different!

Also, if I can miss being creative for fun while working in a creative field, where does that leave everyone with a non-creative job?? Being in a creative and imaginative state is, if you'd like to be poetic, such a beautiful part of the human experience -- and, if you'd like to be pragmatic, the root of problem solving and innovation. Either way, I think we'd all be better off if we made more time for it.

There's so much to learn from exploring our own imagination and creativity, sharing it with others, and celebrating our unique perspectives. Let's doodle different - together!

The longer version: I celebrated my 30th birthday recently and my friend's 8-year-old daughter asked me a question that stopped me in my tracks. After dramatically counting ALL the way up to 30 (did I mention her dad is an actor and they live in LA?) she told me she had a question about being THAT old. I was already mentally preparing an answer about my relationship status, but she asked: "does that mean you still have your imagination?"

Um... haha what in the world?!  

I laughed and said "yeah I do!" We had a wonderful conversation about imagination and creativity and what that looks like for her at school and in her free time and what it looks like for me at work and in my free time. She concluded that I wasn't really "that" grown up after all. 

In this beautifully observant 8-year-old's world, the freedom to express and explore our imagination and creativity is taken away in adulthood -- and I want to change that.

Exploring our creativity and being in an imaginative state is, if you'd like to be poetic, such important parts of the human experience -- and, if you'd like to be pragmatic, the root of problem solving and innovation. It comes with all kinds of other wonderful things too: self expression, vulnerability, and connection.

There's so much to learn from exploring our own imagination and creativity, sharing it with others, and celebrating our unique perspectives. Let's doodle different - together!