An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and a doodle a day brings creativity your way. The poem’s my own, and while I’m no sage, I’d be willing to bet a five or ten spot that it holds some truth.
To inspire creativity in Minneapolis, I covered a bus stop with butcher paper and colored pencils. Made me think of changing the ‘whistle while you work’ song to something like ‘doodle while you wait.’
The random act of happiness was inspired by the League of Creative Interventionist‘s March mission to make bus stops more playful. Pretty cool idea for a creative intervention, right? You can see how they come up with project ideas by watching conversational videos on their blog.
I had barely finished hanging paper when people wandered past and asked what I was up to. After providing some background info, I found myself doodling with 3 awesome strangers. One of them happened to be a Minneapolis artist.
Does it surprise you that the three of us are getting together next week? Proof that we never know what the day holds for us, right?
The strangers asked about other projects I’ve done in the city, and it reminded me of a ‘poetry takeover’ I staged in bus stops last year. If you didn’t get to read about it, you can see the post here:
Have you ever made friends in an interesting way? Any ideas for making bus stops more fun?