Slice of Life: A Doodle Every Day

(This is for the Slice of Life challenge, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. We write on Tuesdays about the small moments in the larger perspective … or is that the larger perspective in the smaller moments? You write, too.)

For all of July, we in the CLMOOC community were drawing and doodling and sharing. With today’s theme of “exit” now complete, I was trying to figure out how best to grab all of 31 of my doodles together. I’m still hoping to do a collage, but this video version via Animoto will have to do for now. The use of the artistic garden animation theme seemed … appropriate.

Many of the crowd-sourced themes connected to the Write Out project, which is another open learning adventure that took place the last few weeks.

I used the Paper app on my iPad for my doodles, and making art is always tricky for me. Writing is so much easier. Words flow faster than visual ideas. These pieces were all done with fingers, not stylus. Sort of like finger-painting. So, some of these doodles I made I like a lot and some, not so much.

What I appreciated most was the call and invitation to doodle in a networked community, and to share with others, and to see how my friends took the same idea in different directions.

Day Thirty-One Exit Point

Peace (on the tip of the pen),


  1. Wow–I smiled the whole way through this, loving your creativity and your art. I’m so glad you gathered it all together and shared it. The animated garden theme is a perfect showcase! I’d love to know which doodle is your favorite.

  2. You’re always taking on a new challenge, my friend… even if it’s not in your comfort zone… So glad that CLMOOC is still going strong.
    How are you?

  3. I haven’t been using technology much this summer and am thrilled to your doodles here in one video. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for sharing, Kevin, & bravo for stretching your expressive comfort zone. Among my favorite doodles in this collection: turbulent, force of nature, fountain.

  5. Kevin, this was a fun post. Your Animoto was interesting and I enjoyed your hand-tooled doodles, especially Force of Nature and Turbulence.

  6. Thanks Kevin. I enjoyed the doodles all of the people in #clmooc and #writeout did in July — and in previous months. Inspired by how you keep finding ways to share these with others.

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