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Look Again: Creativity Challenge

(Last updated May 26, 2022)

There is potential art EVERYWHERE. You just need to look. I’m hoping that my doodles encourage everyone to look at the world a little differently, to not take so much for granted.

I also encourage young writers to do freeform found object doodling to help generate story and character ideas! It’s what I do for my own book projects.

Also see my Broken Crayon gallery and young artist tips, and my Sam & Eva Creative Collab Challenge. Plus do check out my found object picture book with Linda Sue Park, GURPLE & PREEN: A Broken Crayon Cosmic Adventure!


To young artists: have fun with your art, experiment, don’t obsess about being perfect. When you’re creating for fun, there is no such thing as making a mistake. If your pencil or pen or crayon doesn’t go where you expected, then just make that part of your art. 

To create a found object doodle, you just need:

(1) A piece of paper.

(2) Something to draw with.

(3) An object.

(4) Some imagination.

Here are some samples of wonderful found object art created by young readers, including a few samples from my SAM & EVA creative collaborations with schools!


Lincoln Elementary student art


Debbie is currently available for virtual visits. Her presentations and workshops can be adjusted to suit all age levels, from kindergarten to college students to educators and other professionals.