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March 6, 2016

Pizza of Life Doodle #SOL16 6/31

It's the annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!
Read other slices, join our community of writers at
Yesterday I wrote about my new Sharpie pens, drawing pad and inspiration from Carrie.  I got SO much encouragement, so I started my doodle in the car on the way to my in-laws for dinner.  When we returned home, I added some finishing touches.  

For my first piece in the Slice of Life Challenge started, I wrote about slices, and how I encourage my students to create a pizza of their life for writing inspiration.  I decided my doodle would be an overview pizza of my life.  Now I think I'll make some "personal pan pizzas" of some of the slices for my next doodles.

How did I feel about doodling?  It was so much fun, but I think I need more pens!  The Sharpie pens come in five-packs, and I need some bolder colors.  (Oh darn, a trip to the office supply store, SQUEE!)

May my doodle inspire you to jump into something new and be brave.  Sure, there's lots of bumpy lines and mistakes, but that's what doodling is all about!


12 comments:

  1. That is a very fun and creative idea. I will have to try that some time.

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  2. That is a very fun and creative idea. I will have to try that some time.

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  3. Good job Chris!! But did you have to say pizza?! ;-))) xoxo

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  4. I love the idea of having a pizza slice for inspiration and ideas on what you want to do or write about!

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  5. Love it! This is the second post I've read about doodling. I wonder if this is a message for me to start doodling! I might just have to give a go!

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  6. Love it! This is the second post I've read about doodling. I wonder if this is a message for me to start doodling! I might just have to give a go!

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  7. Ha, most of my teacher friends love office supplies as much as you do. This is a great doodle of writing territories!

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  8. Love the doodles! So creative, fun and stress relieving!!!!

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  9. Looks like a lot of fun and what a great way to brainstorm writing ideas or plan a piece. I used to do mind mapping which is very similar and that was a fun way to organize ideas too. And you can use sharpies! Bonus!

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  10. So glad you jumped in and started to doodle.lots of good ideas will come from your creativity.have fun

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  11. I love your doodles! And Yes! You NEED more pens. And Mr. Sketch scented markers! I can't wait to try this idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. LOVE!!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing! That took a LOT of courage! I can't wait to see what else you'll come up with!

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