What do you see?

If I were my own best friend I would revisit a favorite childhood pastime and invite you to join me in playing…

What do you see?

What can it be?

***I LOVED this game as a kid. L-O-V-E-D it. It is super-simple, can take less than 60 seconds a round, and makes you think. It gets the creative juices flowing and may nudge you to the edge of your comfort zone. It gives you the opportunity to see something from a different perspective and might even help you grow a little. And you do not have to be one-tiny-iota-of-a-little-bit artistic. Cool, eh? 

Here’s how it works: 

  1. Grab a piece of scratch paper or a couple of napkins or something you can draw on
  2. Grab a pen or pencil
  3. Ask a partner to draw you a random scribble (line, shape, dot, squiggle, anything goes…) – or just draw something for yourself. Keep it simple. 
  4. Take the scribble back – your time starts now (60 seconds to make it quick, longer if you want) – make the scribble into a picture, a word, anything! What do you see? What could it be? 

I offer you today’s scribble as your “first round.” Print it out. Take 60 seconds (more if you want to). Draw a picture. See what you come up with. I will post my “drawing” later this week. If you are so inclined, feel free to send me your finished product. I would love to see what comes up! 

Do you have any favorite games from your childhood that you suddenly feel the need to resurrect? 

I will warn you though… you may find this to be completely addictive. Hours of road trips and airplane flights have been passed making drawings out of scribbles and never once asking… “are we there yet?”. 

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