A Julie Moment: guided imagery with 8 year olds


This is a version of guided imagery for kids. After tracing kids' outlines, ask questions:

  • "What's your favorite food?" - have them draw their answer on their stomach.
  • "What's your favorite thing to do when you're alone?" - have them draw their answer on their hands.
  • "What do you run away from (what are you most afraid of?)" - have them draw their answer on their feet.
  • "What's your favorite dream?" - have them draw their answer on their head. 
  • "Who can you lean on for help?" - have them draw their answer on their shoulders.
  • "Where do you get your strength?" - have them draw their answer on their legs or arms.
  • "Who is your best friend?" - have them draw their answer on their heart.

I did this for a girl scout activity. One mom came to pick her daughter up and looked at the outline. She started tearing up and said, "I had no idea." 

Julie's Doodles

Julie's Doodles is children's book that teaches a life lesson for children, caregivers, and teachers .

Julie understands the world around her through doodling. Her drawings help her to find her own self confidence, relate to and interact with her classmates, and understand and absorb her lessons. Julie's creative way of engaging with the world is not understood by her teachers and caregivers, who see it as a distraction from more important things.

Julie's Doodles the importance of honoring that each of us learns is his or her own way and the value of visuals in relating to the world around us. 

Julie's Doodles is a labor of love of mine, sparked by the creative insight and transcendent collaboration of my dear friends and colleagues, Diane Durand and Dean Meyers. 

Diane Durand, http://discoverydoodles.com/

Dean Meyers, http://www.deanmeyers.net/ 

Discovery Doodles launches!


From my friend and colleague Diane Durand:

Dear Family, Friends, Colleagues and Clients,

I am so happy to announce that the NEW BOOK - "Discovery Doodles: The Complete Series" is available on Amazon. The official book launch will take place this coming week in Chicago during The Big Draw Chicago - the largest drawing event in the world.
So far the book has climbed from a rank of 1,000,000 to now 13,796!!
I would love to see this book hit the top 100 list during it's OPENING WEEKEND on Amazon.
So please, pretty please with a cherry, sugar, icing or Lucy's favorite BUTTER on top...
BUY A COPY of the book TODAY!!
This is the link to the book - 
Diane Durand
Managing Director
Discovery Doodles