Double Doodling

double doodle girl - mer magI’ve recently been introduced to the concept of double doodling thanks to Jean of the Artful Parent. Basically it’s when you draw/doodle with both hands opposite each other at the same time (you can see a video Jean put together about it here).

I had a go of it and this sneaky little girl came to be. I like how my left hand is sort of the wicked step child of my right (and I i think I like her devious messy ways).

Unlike a lot of artists, I actually am right handed. But I’ve been able to do a few things with my left hand – like I put mascara on my left eye with my left hand rather than using my right hand for both eyes and can sometimes doodle with it. What about you? Right handed? Left handed? A bit ambidextrious?

Either way you should definitely try this. It’s great for activating both sided of your brain…and fair warning…you’ll get addicted! I’ve got a pile of double doodles just lying beside my desk! And I know my kids are going to go nuts for this too!!




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    Michelle McInerney | MollyMooCrafts

    June 5, 2015

    Oh how I love it xx you’ve inspired me to have some fun trying with Miss9 this weekend 🙂

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    June 5, 2015

    Jean’s got me addicted Michelle! xoxox

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    June 9, 2015

    Great, fun idea! I don’t double doodle (though I’m going to give it a shot) but I do all my lettering upside down., so, technically, upside down and backwards (right to left.) It’s the only way I can disconnect my brain and get what I want. When I was a kid I often wrote my notes mirror fashion in cursive to keep myself entertained. I got to where I could write that way faster than “normal” and reading it was no problem either!
    I think double doodling will be just as fun!

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      June 9, 2015

      oooh that’s so cool Tonya! i’ll have to try lettering upside down and backwards no. xo Mer

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    February 8, 2016

    I recently found a similar exercise ( My kids really like DOODLE DOUBLE ART !!!


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