When the mind wanders

I was sitting at my desk trying to come up with a topic for this blog and I started doodling on my piece of paper.  That was it!  I could do my blog on doodling.  How many times have all of you started doodling in a notebook while you were supposed to be listening to your teacher?  I have seen some pretty impressive doodles come out of some English classes here.  Whether you are a fabulous artist or just making random shapes, doodling and more serious art has a tendancy to focus our thoughts and make things more clear, or at least it did for me this after noon.                  

                                                                                                                                                     picture courtesy of flickr user Plastic_Bat 

Here's some books where art helped clarify things in some pretty confusing and sometimes funny ways:

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

All American Girl by Meg Cabot

Heck, Superhero by Martine Leavitt