Here’s a creative quickie that works great with a group of people. It’s a creativity instigating dinner idea for tonight. Go to a restaurant that puts butcher paper on the tables, grab crayons or a Sharpie marker, and make it a doodle night by spending your dinner doodling, playing tic-tac-toe, or drawing a creative instigator. Do whatever you want to do to express creative and fanciful ideas. Just use the opportunity to fill the butcher paper with all kinds of fun, creative quickie ideas! And remember, no need to censor anything since you can always throw everything away at the end of your doodle night.



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5 Responses to “Creative Quickie – Doodle Night”

  1. Jan says:

    Doodling at dinner is wonderful … and you’ll see other people at the restaurant looking your way, wishing they could doodle. Which they could. If they would.

    P.S. I finally managed to vote for your blog! Yes! Technology works if you try long enough.

  2. Mike Brown says:

    Jan – check out http://www.designpepper.com for a blog post on drawing with crayons at restaurants. Attracting attention was a topic in the comments. For me, if the person waiting on us says something about a drawing, they always get a bigger tip!


  3. Anonymous says:

    did you win???


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