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Doodle & Drink (Albergotti & Medina)

May 11, 2020
Doodle & Drink- kid

Enjoy a glass of wine, a cup of tea or a glass of milk while you join us in a fun doodling exercise using the following quote and poem to inspire a drawing!

For all ages—adults and children—for anyone!

Adult Quote for Doodling Inspiration: 

“The Boatloads”

Dan Albergotti,

Things to do in the belly of the whale
Measure the walls. Count the ribs. Notch the long days.
Look up for blue sky through the spout. Make small fires
with the broken hulls of fishing boats. Practice smoke signals.
Call old friends, and listen for echoes of distant voices.
Organize your calendar. Dream of the beach. Look each way
for the dim glow of light. Work on your reports. Review
each of your life's ten million choices. Endure moments
of self-loathing. Find the evidence of those before you.
Destroy it. Try to be very quiet, and listen for the sound
of gears and moving water. Listen for the sound of your heart.
Be thankful that you are here, swallowed with all hope, 
where you can rest and wait. Be nostalgic. Think of all
the things you did and could have done. Remember
treading water in the center of the still night sea, your toes
pointing again and again down, down into the black depths.

Doodle Example:

Youth Poem for Doodling Inspiration:

"Sometimes Life Ain't Always a Hoot"

Tony Medina 

Sometimes life ain't 
always a hoot
or a holler

But if you manage
to give it
a bother

Even if you miss
your mother 
or don't like
your father

There'll be better days
up ahead

A whole mess of
happenin' days
up ahead

you can sit and sulk
suck your teeth
and sigh

Or love and laugh
and live life
by and by

Doodle Example: